Bobby pleading guilty to charges of missing a meeting with his probation officer and failing to provide police with a urine sample. He had been on probation following a 1996 car crash, in which he ran into a Hollywood street sign while driving Whitney Houston's Porsche. Bobby was later found guilty of drunk driving and sentenced to a five-day stay in jail.
This time, Brown was sentenced to 75 days Broward County Judge Leonard Feiner, who was impressed enough by Brown's plea to let a further charge of cocaine use slide.Whitney Houston, did not appear in court, but he was joined by his mother, Carole, who also acted as a character witness. "[Whitney] wants to help him, not hurt him," explained Brown's attorney. "If she showed up today it would have been a major zoo."
Carole Brown told the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, "This has been very painful. I don't condone anything he did."Bobby, 33, should be released from jail on July 18, as his 39-day spell in the Broward County Jail was credited as time served. As reported on Classic Whitney on 12 May, Bobby surrendered voluntarily to Florida authorities after US Customs met him at Newark NJ airport to tell him that Florida had a warrant out. Contrary to reports being published, he was not arrested by customs in N.J., he went to Florida on his own, not under arrest, and not accompanied by any Law Enforcement officials. "I just want to continue on with my sobriety and get back home to my family," he told the Associated Press after the sentencing. "It's been really tough."
[Report Compiled From Various News Sources To Maintain Accuracy/Focus]
NEWSFILE: 13 JUNE 2000
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