WEBSTER, Mass. – Singer Bobby Brown has been arrested for minor motor-vehicle violations dating back 14 years.
The 37-year-old entertainer was in town Friday to watch his daughter in a high-school cheerleading tournament that night when a police officer conducted a warrant check. The check revealed the old misdemeanor charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and having an uninsured motor-vehicle trailer, according to Webster Police Chief Timothy J. Bent. He said a warrant check is "a common thing to do."
Brown was "very cooperative" and was allowed to drive — with his bodyguard — to the police station after the cheerleading event, Bent said.
Brown was detained for about one hour, and was released on $40 bond.
"He was very forthright in wanting to clear this up," Bent said. "He probably didn't know he had this."
Brown's attorney, Maurice Bennett, did not immediately return a call to comment.
Brown was sentenced to 90 days in prison in June 2004 for missing three months of child-support payments to Ward. That sentence was immediately suspended after Brown made back payments totaling about $15,000.
Brown gained fame as a member of New Edition, and in 1988 had a hit solo album, "Don't Be Cruel."