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Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston's ex-husband, arrested on suspicion of DUI

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 1997 file photo, Whitney Houston looks over her shoulder as her husband Bobby Brown looks to her at the premiere of "The Wonderful World of Disney" movie "Cinderella," at Mann's Chinese Theater in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, has died, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. She was 48. (AP Photo/Rene Macura, File) RENE MACURA

Whitney Houston with her then-husband Bobby Brown, in Los Angeles, Calif., Oct. 13, 1997.
(AP Photo/Rene Macura, File)
(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - Officials in Southern California say singer Bobby Brown, the ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston, has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The California Highway Patrol told CBS News Brown also got a ticket for using his cellphone while driving.

CHIPs Officer Mike Harris says Brown, 43, as arrested around 12:20 p.m. Monday in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles. He failed a field sobriety test.

Harris says an officer initially pulled over the R&B singer after seeing him talking on his cellphone without a hand-free unit. Harris says the officer observed that Brown appeared to be impaired.

Los Angeles police told CBS News Brown was released on his own recognizance.

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