R&B singer Bobby Brown used a criminal court appearance in Decatur, Ga., on Friday to promote his new movie and sign autographs. State court Judge Wayne Purdom allowed Brown to remain free on bond

R&B singer Bobby Brown used a criminal court appearance in Decatur, Ga., on Friday to promote his new movie and sign autographs. State court Judge Wayne Purdom allowed Brown to remain free on bond on charges of driving under the influence and failure to appear in court. Brown, whose attorney said he was not prepared to plead, is free at least until his next court appearance tomorrow (Nov. 12).

As previously reported, Brown was arrested in Atlanta early last Thursday on charges of possessing less than an ounce of marijuana, speeding and having no driver's license or proof of insurance.

His appearance Friday in Decatur was for charges dating to 1997: failing to appear in court, driving under the influence, speeding, failing to maintain a lane, and having no proof of insurance.

Brown, who was approached by fans in the courtroom after the hearing, apologized to anyone he may have hurt. "I'm just looking forward to performing and touring. That's what I'm looking to do. I'm a lot better at that than driving," Brown said.

"Stay away from drugs, don't drink and drive, don't do anything you're not supposed to do, go to school and eat your vegetables," Brown added. He also said that his upcoming movie, "Guns and Roses," will be released next year.


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