Chris Brown May Not Have Been Forced To Take Drug Test During Arrest
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.31.2013
Did he avoid another charge?
Radar Online reports that Chris Brown was not drug tested when he was arraigned for assault charges in Washington, D.C. earlier this week, even though the test is standard protocol. The test was ordered by the court but eventually vacated. His bodyguard and co-defendant Christopher Hollosy still had to take the test. Brown entered rehab on Tuesday for anger management.
Leah Gurowitz, the Director of Governmental and Public Relations for DC Courts said: "I don't know why [Brown's test was waived]. "It's a condition of release. Sometimes it's ordered and sometimes not. But I don't know if they decided he didn't need it for whatever reason."
The release form shows that the test was definitely ordered and then removed from conditions of release. The forms for Hollosy show he had to take the test while Brown didn't.
Gurowitz added: "The initials on [Brown's] form are from pretrial services, which does monitoring of defendants. They were filling out that form, and they're initialing it, like ‘I'm the one who changed this and it should have been changed.' Like if it was on a credit card receipt," she says. "I don't have any sense of why that was [changed]."
A source added: "I was told that the government decided not to request drug testing. You might ask the U.S. Attorney's office why."
When asked about it, the Public Information Officer for the U.S. Attorney's Office, William Miller, wouldn't comment.
Brown has had problems with drug tests before. Over a year ago he was brought into court for failing a random drug test for marijuana. He claimed it was legally prescribed by a California chiropractor and he got out of trouble with a warning. A few months later, he posted an Instagram photo of himself smoking during a trip to Amsterdam. He wrote: "Oh Amsterdam y'all are treating me so well! I'm sorry to everyone who got offended to my weed pics. I apologize but if y'all don't like it then don't do it. It's simple."
He's currently serving probation (year four of a five year sentence) which he was sentenced to after his 2009 assault of Rihanna. On October 28, he was arrested for felony assault after attacking a man outside of a nightclub. The charge was dropped to a misdemeanor. If a judge decides that Brown violated his probation, he could get up to four years in prison.