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Bobby Brown sentenced to 55 days in jail


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Bobby Brown, former husband of the late Whitney Houston performs with New Edition at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn. on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. During an introduction segment between songs, Brown pointed skyward and offered blessings for his ex-wife and said he loved her. - AP Photo

LOS ANGELES: Bobby Brown has been sentenced to 55 days in a Los Angeles jail and four years of probation for a drunken driving case.

City attorney's spokesman Frank Mateljan says Brown was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to charges he was under the influence and driving on a suspended license when he was arrested in October.

Brown was on probation for another driving under the influence case at the time.

The 44-year-old ''New Edition'' singer was ordered to report to jail March 20. He also was placed on four years of informal probation and will be required to complete an 18-month alcohol treatment program. Brown's attorney Tiffany Feder had no immediate comment on the sentence.

The sentence was first reported by celebrity website TMZ.

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