David Cassidy Cited for Alleged Hit-and-Run Involvement

by Sophie Schillaci 12:38 PM PDT, October 02, 2015
Playing David Cassidy Cited for Alleged Hit-and-Run Involvement

David Cassidy is facing new legal drama as the former Partridge Family star has been cited for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run accident.

Cassidy, 65, was issued a traffic citation for an accident that occurred on Sept. 9 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. According to new documents filed by Florida State Attorney Michael J. Satz, the actor has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

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According to traffic crash records, the alleged accident involved a "sideswipe" while changing lanes on Florida's Interstate 595 around noon.

Just two days after the alleged accident, Cassidy made headlines for a bizarre appearance on Britain's This Morning. The actor appeared via satellite from his home in Florida, and began to get agitated when he was questioned about filing for bankruptcy and auctioning off his $1.8 million mansion.

"It had nothing to do with declaring bankruptcy, that was a totally separate issue," he said of giving up his home. "I'm doing it because I'm in the middle of a divorce."

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The tense interview continued to escalate, with Cassidy at one point asking the show anchors, "Are you trying to rubbish me?"

Cassidy remains under probation after he was arrested on suspicion of DUI in January 2014. At the time, he was sentenced to several months of rehab and issued a five-year probation.

"This has been a very difficult time for me battling this deadly disease, like millions of others in our country," he told ET in February 2014 while in rehab. "I am working as hard as any human being to live a sober life."