Authorities Catch Bobby Brown, Again
08/25/2003 AT 01:00 PM EDT
Shortly after sitting down at a restaurant in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Ga., Brown, 33, who had been wanted by the cops for a probation violation, was arrested following a tip to police from an unidentified caller. He was taken to DeKalb County Jail and released Saturday evening.
The singer of hits "My Prerogative" and "Every Little Step" was sentenced in DeKalb in January after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge from 1996. He was sentenced to eight days in prison and 240 hours of community service, and was ordered to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and not drive for a year.
Brown served the time, finishing the sentence in an Atlanta hospital after falling ill, but seemingly forgot about the rest. Georgia authorities have been searching for the performer since July 17, when a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Brown has had frequent run-ins with the law. In November he was cited in Atlanta for marijuana possession, speeding and driving without a license or proof of insurance. And in 2000 he served 26 days in a Florida jail for a previous probation violation relating to another drunken-driving incident.