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Bobby Brown pleads not guilty to DUI charge in Los Angeles

11/17/2012 by Kristina Lopez

A lawyer for singer Bobby Brown entered a plea of not guilty to drunken driving and other charges stemming from the singer's arrest in Los Angeles in October.

The plea was entered on Friday, November 16, according to The Associated Press. Brown is scheduled for a hearing on December 13.

The 43-year-old troubled singer was arrested on October 24 in the Los Angeles area on suspicion of driving under the influence. Brown was pulled over in Tarzana at around 1 a.m. and refused to undergo a field sobriety test at the time.

He also faces charges of driving on a suspended license and, according to the wire service, he did not have an ignition locking device on his car, which was required from a previous case. It was his second arrest in seven months.

Brown previously pleaded no contest to a DUI charge in March, weeks after his ex-wife Whitney Houston died. A judge ordered him to undergo treatment for alcohol addiction, put him on probation and issued a fine.

In August, Brown checked himself into a confidential rehabilitation center as part of an agreement he had with the State of California following his March arrest.

Brown has battled substance abuse for years. He also faced a DUI charge in Florida back in 1996. He pleaded guilty to the charge six years later and was sentenced to eight days in jail.

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