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David Cassidy, ’70s Partridge Family Teen Idol, Popped for DUI

David Cassidy, a '70s-era teen idol, has been arrested for the third time for allegedly drunk driving.

David Cassidy, a ’70s-era teen idol, has been arrested for the third time for allegedly drunk driving.

David Cassidy, the ’70s teen hearthrob from the hit show “The Partridge Family,” was arrested for allegedly driving drunk on a Los Angeles Freeway last night (Dec. 10). It’s his third offense and a conviction could mean jail, if the charge is elevated to a felony and he’s convicted.

Cassidy, 63, starred on “The Partridge Family” from 1970 to 1974 and parlayed the show into a teen idol singing career.

He eventually faded from the limelight and never regained the popularity he enjoyed at the height of his career. He made 10 Partridge Family albums and seven solo albums. Most went platinum with more than one million sales each.

Cassidy’s most recent role was as a contestant on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice in 2011, although he still makes personal appearances, performs and has written an autobiography.

David Cassidy (left) as he appeared on his hit show in the 1970s and his mug shot from his New York DUI arrest.

David Cassidy (left) as he appeared on his hit show in the 1970s and his mug shot from his New York DUI arrest.

Cassidy was released this morning (Jan. 11) on $15,000 bail. He’s scheduled to appear in court Feb. 5 for a preliminary hearing.

According to police reports and gossip site TMZ, the pop singer was leaving 405 freeway when police say they saw him make an illegal right. His car was pulled over and police claimed they could smell alcohol.

Cassidy submitted to a field sobriety test and allegedly scored a .19 blood alcohol content, more than twice the legal limit in California, according to TMZ.

Cassidy was arrested August 21, 2013 in New York on his second offense. In that case, he had a blood alcohol level of 0.10, above the New York State’s 0.08 legal limit.

His first DUI arrest came in Florida in November 2010. He was pulled over for driving his white Mercedes erratically on a Florida freeway with a bottle of bourbon in the car. He tested a 0.139 and 0.141, well over the .08 legal limit.

Because of that case, the charge against him in New York, which is still pending, has been elevated to a felony, according to news reports.

Check out the video below from his Florida arrest and follow TheImproper on Twitter for the latest updates on this case.


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