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Bobby Brown pleads not guilty in DUI case

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Bobby Brown, ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston, has pleaded not guilty to charges of DUI and driving with a suspended license. Never mind that his breath-test results were clearly over the limit, and his license was indeed suspended.

Attorney Tiffany Feder entered the plea on Brown's behalf Monday in a Van Nuys, Calif., court. "He's doing well," she told the New York Daily News. Judge Rebecca Owens declared "Mr. Brown is not to consume anything of an alcoholic nature" until his pretrial hearing on May 16. That's because he allegedly had a blood-alcohol level of 0.12 at his arrest, higher than the state's legal limit of 0.08.

"Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and Mr. Brown was not driving erratically," Federer said in a statement, adding that his license had since been reinstated. "He was speaking on his cell phone." That, too, is illegal in California, so he was pulled over for not using a hands-free device. He should try that next time; That way his hands could be free to hold a drink.

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[Last modified: Monday, April 16, 2012 3:41pm]

    

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