Actor David Cassidy A No-Show At S. Fla. DUI Hearing

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (CBS4) — A judge in Florida says former teen idol David Cassidy is expected to enter a plea of guilty or no contest following a drunken driving charge in November.

Cassidy didn’t show up for a status hearing Tuesday, but St. Lucie County Cliff Barnes says he expected the 60-year-old “Partridge Family” star to enter a plea without attending a court hearing. If Cassidy enters the written plea, he’ll likely be sentenced Feb. 16.

Cassidy was arrested Nov. 3 after authorities said they spotted his car weaving on Florida’s Turnpike near Fort Pierce.

The Highway Patrol’s report says Cassidy failed a field sobriety test. Authorities say breath tests at the jail showed his blood-alcohol content at 0.139 and 0.141, above Florida’s legal limit of 0.08.

Cassidy lives in Fort Lauderdale.

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  • nestor viera

    why stars or former stars get special treatment from the law.if this were to happen to me i would probably be in the slammer but its a former teenage star.
    indeed justice needs to go see an eye doctor an soon.

  • Edith

    My son, studied film and in his senior year at FIU discovered drugs and alcohol and dropped out. He is now in drug court and living in Fort Lauderdale searching to get his life back on track. David if you want to help people get involved in the 12 Step House and attend meetings, show young people that the media industry has it ups and downs but that alcohol affects everyone at any time not just when you are young and vunerable. You are now have an opportunity to help yourself and other young folks who may want to follow your career choices. Good luck.

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