Bobby Brown released from jail after eight hours

Singer Bobby Brown has been released from jail after serving less than a day of his 55-day jail sentence for a driving under the influence conviction, the Associated Press reported.

A sheriff's spokesman said the 44 year old was released eight hours after handing himself in to authorities and fitted with an ankle monitoring bracelet due to jail overcrowding and good behaviour.

Bobby Brown turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

A spokeswoman for Brown, ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston, said he is now at home with his family.

The conviction is Brown's second for DUI in less than a year. He avoided jail after pleading no contest to a March 2012 drink-driving case.