Update: Cassidy Returning to Rehab After DUI
Former teen idol and The Partridge Family star David Cassidy was arrested for DUI on Friday night in Los Angeles, ET has confirmed, marking the third time since 2010 that he has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
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The 63-year-old singer was pulled over by the 405 freeway by police after reportedly making an illegal turn onto a surface street. An officer reportedly smelled alcohol and performed a field sobriety test, which Cassidy failed, reportedly with a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit. He was arrested at 9:40 p.m. and later released on $15,000 bail, according to the police booking document obtained by ET.
UPDATE: The star's manager and publicist, Jo-Ann Geffen, tells ET, "David just completed a stint in rehab and was doing very well in sobriety. He was in Los Angeles to attend depositions by Sony Pictures Television, respondents in a lawsuit filed by Cassidy in 2011 over what he claims are monies long due him from Partridge Family merchandise, home video, etc. After attending his and his manager’s depositions, it appears as if the pressure led to a brief relapse. He was on his way to the airport to return to his home in Florida and to transitional rehabilitation. He plans now to return to rehab in an undisclosed facility."
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Cassidy was arrested for DUI in August 2013 in upstate New York, and before that in November 2010 in Florida.