bobby brown*As we previously reported, singer Bobby Brown, 43, was arrested in Southern California Monday afternoon on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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California Highway Patrol says the ex of Whitney Houston was arrested around 12:20 p.m. in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles. He was booked after failing a field sobriety test.

Harris says the R&B star was pulled over after an officer saw him talking on his cellphone without a hands-free unit and noticed he appeared to be impaired.

Los Angeles police say Brown paid $5,000 bail and was released on his own recognizance shortly before 2 p.m.