Bobby Brown was arrested Friday on a probation violation while dining with his wife, Whitney Houston, in Alpharetta, Ga., police say.

Bobby Brown was arrested Friday on a probation violation while dining with his wife, Whitney Houston, in Alpharetta, Ga., police say. Brown was picked up at a restaurant in the Atlanta suburb after an unidentified caller tipped authorities, said police Sgt. Chris Lagerbloom, a department spokesman.

Brown, 33, was taken to the DeKalb County Jail, Lagerbloom said Saturday. He did not know how Brown violated his probation. Brown remained in custody Saturday evening, a jail official said. A spokesperson for the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department did not return several phone calls seeking further comment.

In January, Brown was sentenced to eight days in jail and ordered not to drive for a year after pleading guilty to a 1996 drunken driving charge in DeKalb County.

Last November, he was arrested in Atlanta on charges of possessing less than an ounce of marijuana, speeding and having no driver's license or proof of insurance. Brown served a 26-day stint in a Florida jail in 2000 for a previous probation violation.


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