David Cassidy pleads no contest to DUI, gets probation
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So much for fighting those DUI charges -- David Cassidy pleaded no contest Wednesday to driving under the influence.
Cassidy, 60, will have his driving privileges suspended for six months, and will be on probation for a year. He was arrested Nov. 3 on the Florida Turnpike after law enforcement saw his car weaving. Despite dash-cam footage showing him failing a field sobriety test, and an open bottle of bourbon in the back seat, the onetime teen idol had said he would fight the charges.
On Nov. 30, he pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of DUI, failure to maintain a single lane and driving with an open container. Breath tests had put his blood alcohol content at around 0.14, police said, above the state’s 0.08 limit.
As a first-time offender on a misdemeanor, the ‘Partridge Family’ star did not appear in court in Fort Pierce, Fla. His attorney entered the plea on his behalf.
[For the record, 6:15 p.m. May 2: This post originally put Cassidy’s blood alcohol level at .014 rather than 0.14. Thanks to commenter @PhoenixFiresky for flagging the typo.]
-- Christie D’Zurilla
The Associated Press contributed to this report.