Troubled R&B star Bobby Brown is facing jail time again after he was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and driving with a suspended licence following his arrest on Monday.
Whitney Houston's ex-husband was taken into custody by police in Reseda, California after he was caught chatting on his cell phone while driving his car.
He failed a field sobriety test but his lawyer, Tiffany Feder, insisted that although Brown had been using his mobile, he had not been "driving erratically" prior to his arrest.
She added, "Mr. Brown has not been convicted of anything associated with this incident. Mr. Brown is taking this matter seriously and an investigation is underway. The legal process shall run its course."
But the New Edition singer has now officially been charged with two misdemeanors, each of which carries a maximum sentence of six months behind bars. He could also be fined $1,000 per count, according to TMZ.com.
Brown, who has a history of drug abuse, was previously convicted for a DUI in 1996, for which he served eight days in jail.