Singer Bobby Brown was arrested on Thursday morning in
Atlanta for speeding, driving without a valid license and possession of marijuana.
Brown was driving in his black Cadillac Escalade SUV on Peachtree Road in the tony
Buckhead area of Atlanta at around 2:35 a.m. Police clocked him at 52 miles per hour in a
35 mph zone, and proceeded to arrest the singer not only for speeding, but, upon further
inspection, for driving without a valid license and possession of less than an ounce of
pot, according to a police department spokesperson.
At around 10 a.m., Brown posted his $1,300 bail and was released ... directly into the
hands of Atlanta's neighboring DeKalb County authorities. Brown had failed to appear in
DeKalb County Court after a 1997 arrest for similar offenses: DUI, speeding and
"failure to maintain lane."
Brown quickly posted a $10,000 bond and was released. The DeKalb County hearing is set for
Friday afternoon, where the "Thug Lovin' " singer (see "Ja Rule Masters Art
Of 'Thug Lovin' ' Thanks To Karate-Kicking Bobby Brown") may face either a fine or
While hitting two jails before noon certainly doesn't sound like a day at the beach, at
least Brown was amongst friends. Said one Atlanta Police Department rep, "Oh yeah, we
know Bobby quite well around here. He comes through here often."
Bobby Brown's spokespeople did not return calls by press time.