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Actor David Cassidy charged with DUI in Florida

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In this undated photo provided by the Florida Highway Patrol, former "Partridge Family" heartthrob David Cassidy is shown. In this undated photo provided by the Florida Highway Patrol, former "Partridge Family" heartthrob David Cassidy is shown.

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — Former "Partridge Family" heartthrob David Cassidy has been charged with driving under the influence in Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol said his car was stopped around 6 p.m. Wednesday for weaving and nearly causing an accident.

Cassidy told a trooper that he had a glass of wine at lunch and a pain pill at 3:30 p.m. Troopers reported finding a half-empty bottle of bourbon in the back seat.

The FHP says Cassidy failed a field sobriety test and two breath tests. He was released from jail early Thursday.

His spokeswoman, Jo-Ann Geffen, told TMZ he took a pain pill and was tired from attending a funeral, but insists he was not drunk. She wrote in an e-mail to The Associated Press that Cassidy thanked family, friends and fans for their love and support.

 

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