Bobby Brown, the ex-husband of Whitney Houston, is facing up to two years in prison for drink-driving, while still on probation for an earlier conviction.
The embattled musician was pulled over by officers in Los Angeles after he was spotted driving erratically.
The 45-year-old New Edition star, who has multiple arrests and criminal convictions, was taken to a Los Angeles police station after failing a breathalyser test at the scene.
Friends of the singer have revealed that his latest brush with the law has driven him to seek professional help.
"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 TMZ.
"His family believes that if a judge orders him to complete a 120-day rehabilitation programme along with counselling and asks him to regularly attend AA meetings he might finally be able to beat his addiction problems."
His arrest came just a few months after he was busted for driving under the influence in the San Fernando Valley area of LA.
After pleading no contest, he was put on probation and sent to an alcohol treatment programme.
As a result of breaking the terms of his probation, he could face up to two years in prison if convicted of the latest charge.
In 1996, while still married to Houston, he was convicted of driving under the influence in Georgia. He pleaded guilty and served eight days in jail.