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Details on arrest of Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend Nick Gordon

Nick Gordon's mug shot.

Nick Gordon's mug shot.

Whitney Houston’s daughter and her boyfriend are keeping Alpharetta police officers busy.

The same day that Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina was cited following a single-car wreck, authorities arrested Nick Gordon, Bobbi Kristina’s significant other.

Here are details from George Gordon (no relation), the Executive Officer and PIO for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety:

“Last night around 6:39 p.m., an Alpharetta Department of Public Safety police officer assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Unit was operating a laser speed detection device on North Point Parkway in the city of Alpharetta. The North Point Parkway is an affluent corridor of medium to high end retail stores, malls and numerous dinning venues. The officer observed a gray Chevrolet Camaro traveling at a very high rate of speed. The officer used his laser speed detection device and obtained a tracking speed against the Camaro at 82 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone.”

This prompted action, Officer Gordon explained.

“The danger lies in the fact this is a high vehicular and pedestrian traffic area. In a situation such as this, the department has a duty to take reasonable enforcement action to protect the public,” he said. “After intercepting the vehicle, the officer conducted a traffic stop against the vehicle. The driver identified as Nicholas David Gordon, male age 23, was arrested and subsequently cited for reckless driving and speeding. He was transported to the North Fulton Alpharetta jail Annex. An acquaintance of the arrestee was allowed to come to the scene and take custody of the vehicle.”

Nick Gordon has subsequently bonded out of jail, Officer Gordon said.

Krissy, as Bobbi Kristina is known in the Lifetime show about her family, may or may not be engaged to Nick. In one episode of the show, which launched after Houston’s death, Bobbi K giggles that the two are betrothed but it wasn’t clear how serious she was being.

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November 29th, 2012
4:44 pm

Why was he Arrested and not just Ticketed? No License? Under the Influence? Or just being a young black male in ” an affluent corridor of medium to high end retail stores…”??


November 29th, 2012
4:49 pm

47 miles over the speed limit is a very serious offense and he deserved to be arrested for that kind of recklessness. 82 mph is a very dangerous speed on Northpoint Pkwy, filled with slower moving cars, red lights, buses, and pedistrians. He should have been arrested regardless of his race or any other factor.

El Mongol

November 29th, 2012
4:53 pm

So, are they trying to compete with Lindsay Lohan?


November 29th, 2012
4:53 pm

Because YoungBlackMale (Obviously you are Young) he was driving 82MPH in a 35MPH zone. Come on, MAN!!! He would have been arrested even if it were in my area in the SWATS! Black or any Race, that is STUPID! Good thing he didn’t hit someone or worse, someone’s child. Be GLAD he was taken out of the car and locked up. He’ll be out soon enough.

[...] and the posted speed is only 35mph. Luckily, no one was injured especially since he was on an affluent corridor of medium to high end retail stores, malls and numerous dinning [...]


November 29th, 2012
5:26 pm

Yes, he was being irresponsible and deserved to be apprehended and not just ticketed.


November 29th, 2012
5:45 pm

What the hell? How do you get to 82 MPH on North Point Pkwy? He is lucky someone wasn’t killed, including him.

Adult Black Female

November 29th, 2012
5:46 pm

Uh, YoungBlack Male, listen…not everything that happens to Blacks is due to race. As others have said, 47 miles over the limit is crazy and he SHOULD have been arested. Proper call. Don’t cry ‘race’ when it’s not.

This entire Bobbie K, Houston family story is going to crash and burn, one way or the other. Sad story in the making, but people make their choices.


November 29th, 2012
6:07 pm

retard 1 and retard 2 are both retards


November 29th, 2012
6:07 pm

At least he looks happy in his mug shot.


November 29th, 2012
6:32 pm

Nice mug shot


November 29th, 2012
6:36 pm

YoungBlackMale – are you just an idiot? Driving that fast in an area full of pedestrians-really???
Driving that fast anywhere, for that matter.
Thankfully he didn’t kill anyone – black or otherwise.
It has nothing to do with BLACK – it has everything to do with STUPID.
Amen, AdultBlackFemale/AdultBlackMale!


November 29th, 2012
6:37 pm

TV stunts!
Get them off the air!

Rick James

November 29th, 2012
6:39 pm

One episode of this show was enough for me.Sadly Bobbi inherited the addictive self destuctive personalities of her parents..

Alpharetta resident

November 29th, 2012
7:26 pm

82 in a 35?????On North Point Pkwy???? first and foremost, that in itself was completely STUPID!!! Does he feel like he has the right to drive like a crazy person because he knows a celebrity (because he certainly is not)?Young Black Male… he deserved to go to jail…..he should have stayed a couple of days to think it over. I hope Bobbi Kristina gets herself together and get some counseling…..I cant judge but I wish her the best.

[...] The 23-year-old was taken into custody because the area where he was found speeding is in “a high vehicular and pedestrian traffic area,” filled with retail stores and restaurants, according to the release obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. [...]


November 29th, 2012
8:21 pm

If they cut him off now, they may be able to save Bobbi Kris.

[...] George Gordon (no relation), the Executive Officer and PIO for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesperson George Gordon (no relation) issued this statement to The Atlanta Journal and Constitution: [...]

concerned parent

November 29th, 2012
11:29 pm

I have watched a few episodes of the reality show “The Houstons” and it is obvious that Bobby Kristina is a deeply troubled young woman.

She emulates an aloof in- control woman, when it is very clear to see that she has addiction issues with alcohol and cigarettes and needs some real adult guidance. Pat, Gary and Co….you guys need to put your foot down and not allow this woman-child to continue to make her own decisions.

Counseling is not a bad place to start…with a disinterested third party counselor.

Nick is a cute kid. What young man wouldn’t partake of the lifestyle he is being provided, especially with all of the Grown-ups in the family handling the two young people with kid gloves.

Pat, you appear to be crafting your calm image for the reality show. Fight to save Bobbi K. as if she were your own daughter Rayna in serious crisis.

Children who have lost their primary parent at such a young age would prefer to have adult guidance as opposed to being handed the ‘grown-up’ keys to their lives.

Camaro News November 30, 2012

November 30th, 2012
6:02 am

[...] in her lane), and days after Gordon indicated via Twitter that he and Brown were no longer a couple.Details on arrest of Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend Nick GordonAtlanta Journal Constitution (blog)Mug Shot of the Day: Bobbi Kristina Brown's Adopted [...]

Who Cares

November 30th, 2012
7:08 am

Can anyone say ….. WHO CARES !!! With all the things happpening to poor Lindsey Lohan ? lol


November 30th, 2012
7:12 am

Look at that smile on Nick Gordon’s face! That’s the same smile Bobby Brown used to have. Get my drift?

Um, Duh...

November 30th, 2012
7:37 am

A ticket doesn’t quite cut it when you’re going fifty over the speed limit…regardless of what race you are.


November 30th, 2012
7:56 am

I don’t think it was necessary on the officer’s part to make a point of saying that North Point Parkway was “high end”. Actually, the AJC should have left off that part of the quote because it doesn’t matter. What matters is that it is a busy, crowded road, and someone could have been killed by Nick Gordon driving at that rate of speed. Sounds like sensationalism to me, trying to write an eye-catching article by including Bobbi Kristina. MEDIA – LEAVE HER ALONE!!


November 30th, 2012
7:59 am

That’s crazy! I didn’t know he was that old. That’s why Bobbi drinks and gets drunk a lot…he’s supplying her with the alcohol. I am so sad for her. I don’t understand how she can’t see that she is headed down the same road as her mother and father; and at such a young age. She’s already a substance abuser! Bobbi needs a serious intervention very, very soon! She’s supposed to NOT want to be like her mom and dad in that way! So, so sad


November 30th, 2012
8:47 am

Yo YoungBlackMale… Stop trying to make this about race.

That dumbass was driving recklessly and shoulda been locked up. Have you ever driven on North Point Parkway?? Not really to smart to drive > 80mph @ 6:40pm


November 30th, 2012
9:51 am

if you go 25 mph over the speed limit you are automatically taken to jail.


November 30th, 2012
9:53 am

Looks pretty happy about the whole ordeal in his mug shot! lol Cheeeeeese!


November 30th, 2012
10:06 am

I doubt YOUNGBLACKMALE is a actually a young black male; I think he is just trying grab attention. I am an Older Black Male and feel like NICK GORDON should do at least a couple weeks under the jail along with losing his license for a year.


November 30th, 2012
10:27 am

In Georgia, offenses are classified as either infractions, misdemeanors, or felonies. A violator can be arrested for either a misdemeanor or a felony charge. Speeding (including super speeding 75 mph or over) is classified as a misdemeanor in Georgia, therefore, a law enforcement officer can make an arrest in a speeding charge. O.C.G.A. 40-6-189


November 30th, 2012
10:28 am

Only a jackass would smile for their mugshot!

Officer Friendly

November 30th, 2012
10:31 am

I bet the officer could have ticketed him for “Failure to Use a Turn Signal to Communicate a Proper Lane Change” as well, assuming this young man’s car was even equipped with one.


November 30th, 2012
10:43 am

It is obvious Bobbi Kristina will be killed in a car wreck. When Whitney made her last visit to Oprah and debuted her wonderful song I Look to You I had this gut feeling she was still doing drugs. What is so sad is that we lost Whitney and we are going to lose her daughter if someone from outside the family does not steps in and get this young lady out of Atlanta and away from her family. It is PATHETIC to watch the T.V. show they have and here they all miss Whitney so much, and her Sister-in law Pat who by the way was the last person to see Whitney alive in her hotel room is still cashing in own Whitney and either turning a blind eye on what is obvious to everyone else or is just incompetent.One question that never cam out after Whitney died was who ran the bath water that was so HOT that HOURS after she was pronounced dead her body tempature was still in te 90’s TOO many unanswered or never asked questions about her death.One thing for sure Whitney would probably be alive today if her “Family” were not “taking care” of her and she had Clive Davis people taking care of her who would not benefit from her death. Pat sure likes to spend Whitney’s money. If Bobbi Kristina wants to live she needs to get her butt to her Grandmother’ Cissy Houston live with her for a couple of years,and cut the Cash to the rest of the people around her.

CJae of EAV

November 30th, 2012
11:41 am

@Partick – I believe the only person capable of effectively guiding Bobbi Kristina through this serious kaotic and dysfunctional transitional phase of her life is her dad, Bobby Brown. While that thought may be surprising for some to hear and consider. Regrettably, for whatever the reason the two appear astranged.

I agree with you that sis in law Pat is shamefully trying to pimp Whitney’s legacy and her daughter via this ill-timed reality show. Clearly Pat’s gravy train died with Whitney and rather than turn the page herself, Pat has chosen to thrust a confused and aloof Bobby Kristina in front of camera’s making entertainment of her life at the moment when what the young lady probabily needs most in the world is to be out of the public eye. Who does that really?? I personally don’t think her Grandmother Cissy can be a saving grace in this instance. There so much Bobby Kris has been exposed too that even Cissy doesn’t know about and is ill-equipt to help her cope with. I really see her father for all he’s experienced and struggled with in life as the only person capable of helping her across the bridge to find some level of normalacy.

@Concerned Parent – If you’re expecting Aunt Pat to rescue Bobbi Kris you’re barking up the wrong tree. As per my comments to @Patrick, her aim to cash in one last big payday at Bobbi Kris expense and milk it for all its worth.


November 30th, 2012
11:57 am

I totally agree with so many post on here. The fact that he was a young black male has nothing to do with his arrest. The oy was arrested because he was driving reckless. Anytime you drive that fast you are subject to being arrested.
2. Why in the hell would he smile like that on a Mug Shot…This dumb ass does not take things seriously. He is just enjoying the fact that he is living off Whitney’s name just like Pat and Bobbi Kristina. That tells me of his ignorance …just stupid.
3. Bobbi Kristina needs to get a job and start living her own life…At the rate that she is going, her mother’s money will run out soon and then her ass will be broke like her daddy. She is a cute little child that needs to be saved while there is still a chance.
4. They are both young and needs Guidance….

concerned parent

November 30th, 2012
12:10 pm

@CJae- You are probably right. It’s hard to perceive that Aunt Pat is milking the last of the Whitney Gravy Train but what other reason would a grown woman stand by and watch a troubled child self destruct if not for financial gain ( in this family anyway). It is sad to watch.

Pat-you should be ashamed of yourself.

I disagree that dad Bobby Brown is the answer. He just relapsed a couple of weeks ago and he still clearly does not have his demons under control.

For those of you who believe…..Bobbi Kris needs alot of prayers. Send them up for her.

not understanding

November 30th, 2012
12:22 pm

some of you people bashing Pat and only Pat sound crazy. Why did Whitney’s mother agree to appear on the reality show? I supposed evil Pat twisted her arm and made her do it. Didn’t Whitney’s mother release her first gospel album in 15 years this year (after Whitney’s death)? I don’t think Pat is the only person cashing in on the Whitney gravy train. To put this all on Pat without mentioning everyone else, including mama Cissy is wrong.


November 30th, 2012
2:16 pm

My friend was the one that made the stop. He is not a racist. Get over yourself, YoungBlackMale. Not everything is about BLACK or WHITE. In this case it was about STUPIDITY!

CJae of EAV

November 30th, 2012
2:22 pm

@Not Understanding – The answer to your question is in your statement. Honestly I would argue the same point I made regarding Pat for Grandma Sissy. Reconizing the time context of what we’re viewing on this reality show, here is its both of these supposedly responsible adults have thrust this young girl into the public eye at a time when most reasonable people would likely still be grieving and coming to grips with the loss.

When you really look at it, just how close was Bobbi Kris to Pat or her grandmother for that matter prior to her mother’s passing? Now Pat’s dragging her on family vacations that clearly she doesn’t want to be a part of. The whole vibe came across a contrived and somewhat surreal.

Nick for his part is a very happy go lucky young man trying to toast up life who appears turned off by the fact tht his formerly happy go lucky girlfriend / ex-girlfriend / “sister” / jumpoff has transformed into a different person following the tragic death of her mother. He wants to party, she wants a loving shoulder to help her through the grieving process. The whole thing is so odd-ball it aint funny.

CJae of EAV

November 30th, 2012
2:28 pm

@Not Understanding – Also when you look closely at the executive producer credits for the show you find Pat Houston’s name among them. Thus she appears to be orchstrator of the whole affair.