Bobby Brown’s family is petrified that the troubled singer will end up in jail once again following his recent DUI arrest -- his second within the past year -- RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
However, they do believe some time behind bars could help the My Prerogative star finally conquer his demons, if he is placed on a strict mandatory rehabilitation program.
“Bobby’s family are at their wits end following his latest arrest and are scared that the authorities will throw him in jail,” a source told RadarOnline.com. “They are not so sure he will be able to survive in jail given what they fear is his current mental state and are worried that he could come into harm while inside.
“But, despite their obvious fears, there is a silver lining that the family is clinging on to that jail could actually help Bobby. If he does have to serve time, he will be ordered to complete a strict drug rehabilitation program.
“They felt that when Bobby last went to rehab, he wasn’t serious about cleaning up his act and feared he would relapse.
“Plus, he didn’t spend a sufficient enough time in rehab. His family believes that if a judge orders him to complete a 120 day rehabilitation program along with counseling and asks him to regularly attend AA meetings he might finally be able to beat his addiction problems.
“Bobby is in the last chance saloon now, it’s time he started to help himself,” the source divulged.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Brown was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI around 1 a.m. PT Wednesday in Los Angeles after officers observed his car swerving on the road.
Following that arrest, Brown entered a rehab facility, as part of his plea deal, to seek help for his alcohol addiction.
But after just three weeks of treatment, Brown checked out and his family was concerned that he wasn’t taking sobriety seriously and could fall off the wagon once more.
“Bobby’s family and friends are terrified, despite his pleas that he’s sober, that he will fall off the wagon once again,” a source said at the time. “They’re not sure if he was ever serious about conquering his demons and have voiced their concerns. It’s difficult to believe someone going into rehab for alcohol addiction for such a short time is genuine about giving up drinking.”