LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Singer Bobby Brown was released from jail Wednesday after serving only eight hours of a 55-day sentence for a driving under the influence conviction.
Brown’s attorney and a spokesman for the city attorney’s office said the R&B singer turned himself in at a Los Angeles courthouse Wednesday morning. He was booked at the Men’s Central Jail downtown and released just before 7 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Times.
As a condition of his release, Brown will wear an electronic ankle bracelet.
Brown pleaded no contest to DUI and driving on a suspended license in February. He will also be required to serve four years on informal probation and complete an 18-month alcohol treatment program after he is released.
The conviction is Brown’s second for DUI in less than a year. He avoided jail after pleading no contest to a March 2012 drunk driving case.
The 44-year-old New Edition singer is the ex-husband of deceased singer Whitney Houston.
(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)