David Cassidy Arrested for DUI
Former teen heartthrob David Cassidy has been charged with DUI. The Huffington Post reports that the Partridge Family star was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol yesterday around 6 p.m. for weaving, nearly causing an accident and possessing an open container.
Cassidy, 60, told a trooper that he had a glass of wine at lunch and a pain pill (Vicodin, according to Us Weekly) at 3:30 p.m. Officers also found a half-empty bottle of bourbon in the backseat of his white Mercedes. Cassidy failed a field sobriety test and two breathalyzers. According to People Magazine, he later blew a .14 on a breath test, which is well above the legal limit in the state of Florida.
He was released on $350 bail early Thursday after spending nine hours in the St. Lucie County jail. His spokeswoman, Jo-Ann Geffen, told TMZ he took a pain pill and was tired from attending a funeral, but insists he was not drunk. She wrote in an e-mail to The Associated Press that Cassidy thanked family, friends and fans for their love and support.
Cassidy most recently appeared on the short-lived 2009 ABC Family comedy Ruby and the Rockits, which was created by his brother Shaun.