The Philadelphia DUI Law Blog

Bobby Brown's DUI Not Exactly His First

Bobby Brown, the former husband of recently departed singer, Whitney Houston, was recently arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, reports The Associated Press. He was arrested in the San Fernando Valley, just north of Los Angeles, where he allegedly failed a field sobriety test. He was apparently driving with his cell phone against his ear.

Bobby Brown's DUI, which occurred in California, would not be his first brush with DUI law. He had a rather long-running saga over a drunk driving violation in Atlanta, as reported by FindLaw's Atlanta DUI News Blog. That original violation occurred in the late 90s, but the problems associated with probation and hearings lasted until 2003.

Now that Bobby Brown has gotten a DUI again, if he is found guilty, he will have to be just as careful about making sure he abides by the California requirements for drunk driving.

And in Bobby Brown's DUI there is a good lesson for Pennsylvania drivers, too. It is that if you are convicted of a DUI under Pennsylvania's DUI laws, you should make sure you abide by all the requirements. One area where Pennsylvania's laws are different from various other states is that there is no license suspension after the first DUI conviction. Other states are not so lenient.

Still, that is no excuse to go ahead and drink and drive. It is still a dangerous and prohibited activity. This is one area where your prerogative doesn't hold.

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