Bobby Brown pleads not guilty to drunk driving chargeLOS ANGELES - Whitney Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown pleaded not guilty on Monday to a charge of drunk driving and driving on a suspended license in Los Angeles last month.
Brown, 43, a singer with the 1980s boy band New Direction, did not appear in court for Monday’s hearing and his plea was entered by his lawyer. A pre-trial hearing was set for May 16.
The singer was arrested on March 26, about six weeks after the sudden death of Houston, when police pulled him over for talking on his cellphone while driving. After he was pulled over, he then failed a sobriety test, police said.
Brown has a string of arrests over the years for battery, drunk driving and parole violations.