Bobby Brown turns himself in for DUI conviction

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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2012 file photo, singer Bobby Brown, former husband of the late Whitney Houston performs at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn.  Brown is scheduled to turn himself in today, March 20,2013 to begin serving a 55-day jail sentence for DUI.  (AP Photo/Joe Giblin, File)
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2012 file photo, singer Bobby Brown, former husband of the late Whitney Houston performs at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn. Brown is scheduled to turn himself in today, March 20,2013 to begin serving a 55-day jail sentence for DUI. (AP Photo/Joe Giblin, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bobby Brown has surrendered to authorities and will begin a 55-day jail sentence for a driving under the influence conviction.

Brown's attorney and a spokesman for the city attorney's office say the R&B singer turned himself in at a Los Angeles courthouse Wednesday.

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.

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