Bobby Brown has been sentenced to 55 days in a Los Angeles jail for his most recent DUI charge, reports TMZ.
The 44-year-old singer plead no contest to driving under the influence and to driving on a suspended license, making this is third DUI conviction. In addition to jail time,Brown was sentenced to pay a $500 fine plus penalty assessment, complete an 18-month alcohol program, and was placed on 48 months probation. On the second charge placed on 36 months of summary probation, ordered to pay a $300 fine, and install an ignition interlock device, which prohibits the driver from starting the car if they blow above the legal limit, reports E! News.
Brown was already on probation at the time of his arrest on Oct. 24. The “New Edition” singer was arrested in March on DUI after he was pulled over for driving while using his cellphone. As part of a plea deal Brown entered court ordered rehab, and received probation — but it didn’t seem to do much good.
RadarOnline reported that the singer’s friends and family were concerned that his court-ordered stint in rehab for the March arrest didn’t make an impact, and were “terrified” that he was going to fall off the wagon again.
“They’re not sure if he was ever serious about conquering his demons and have voiced their concerns,” a source told the website at the time.
Their fears came true when Brown was arrested again in October, however TMZ reported that after the incident Brown was looking to get help, as he was “extremely embarrassed” and “understands that drinking has become a big problem.”