Former Teen Idol David Cassidy Dodges Jail In DUI Case

FORT PIERCE (CBS4) — Former teen idol David Cassidy will not go to jail for his November DUI arrest in Florida, but will lose his driving privileges for a while.

The former “Partridge Family” star entered a plea of no contest in a Fort Pierce courtroom Wednesday. The 60-year-old actor, who will lose his driving privileges for six months, also agreed to one year probation and 50 hours of community service. An attorney for Cassidy entered the plea at the hearing. Since the charge was a misdemeanor and he had no prior record, Cassidy didn’t not have to appear in court himself.

Cassidy was arrested Nov. 3 after authorities said they spotted his white 2008 Mercedes weaving on Florida’s Turnpike near Fort Pierce. The FHP report states Cassidy failed a field sobriety test and authorities say breath tests at the St. Lucie County 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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  • Soupy Carson

    This guy is washed up. He used to drive the Partridge Family bus naked. Come on get happy. David will drive drunk again and probably wind up killing someone, but he will get off again.

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