27/03/2012 04:12 BST

Bobby Brown Arrested On Suspicion Of Driving Under The Influence (VIDEO)

Bobby Brown has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to officials in California.

The 43-year-old is the ex-husband of Whitney Houston and is a founding member of the group New Edition.

California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Harris said Brown was arrested north of Los Angeles. He failed a field sobriety test and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Harris said an officer initially pulled over the R&B singer after seeing him talking on his mobile phone without a hands-free unit. Harris said the officer observed that Brown appeared to be impaired.

Brown was later released, Los Angeles police said.