An arrest warrant was issued for Bobbi Kristina Brown two days before she was found unconscious in a bath tub for failing to attend a court summons, it has been reported.
Brown, the daughter of later singer Whitney Houston, remains in a critical condition in the Emory University Hospital’s intensive care unit in Atlanta. A statement released by the Houston family this week said she was fighting for her life.
The arrest warrant was issued by the Alpharetta Municipal Court in Georgia on 28 January after she failed to appear in court on a charge of operating a 2010 Lexus with an expired tag two weeks previously, ABC News reports. It has since been recalled.
The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety's executive public information officer confirmed an active arrest warrant had been issued for Brown in a statement to US Weekly.
“The warrant was issued because [Ms Brown] failed to show up for a mandatory court appearance after being cited for operating a motor vehicle with expired tag registration," it said.
"In light of recent events involving Brown, we are not focused on the warrant issue. In fact, we asked the court to dismiss the warrant and recall it -which they did.
"The important issue is we hope the grieving family and friends find comfort during this difficult period."
Her mother’s former mentor says he has also passed on a message of support to Brown’s family.
Clive Davis said in an interview that he had offered his support and prayers, "and they're so grateful".
"Of course it's heartbreaking to see the family go through this pain once again," he said. "They just ask that the public respect their privacy."
Houston was found unresponsive in a bath on February 11 2012 and died at the age of 48. Authorities found a dozen prescription drug bottles in her Beverly Hilton suite and concluded that she accidentally drowned, although heart disease and cocaine use were listed as contributing factors.