Tuesday, November 30, 2010

David Cassidy Arrest for DUI in Florida

The young man who came to fame as the most popular teen on TV in the '70's, David Cassidy of the Partridge Family has been arrested after driving erratically, failing 2 breath tests and a field test.  He is quoted as saying he had a glass of wine at lunch, then took a pain pill later in the afternoon.  He has pleaded Not Guilty on the misdemeanor. (I always thought it was a felony in Florida if convicted of DUI.)  Here's his mugshot.  He spent the night in jail.

Cassidy has been a recovering alcoholic.  Mixing wine and a pain pill (narcotic), then getting in a car to drive is stupid.  You don't know when that pill is going to hit you.  I believe he should plead guilty, especially as they're claiming it a misdemeanor.  He failed all the tests, so admit it.

A number of years ago he wrote an autobiography.  He described his alcoholic days  -- how low was he?  He said he was on the ground, licking the curb.  That's how low he got.  Of course, being a short man, he had to say he had a huge penis.  As a matter of fact, his brothers called him "Dong" or some such.  He's very egotistical like his father, Jack Cassidy.

So he's drinking again.  The cops found a half bottle of bourbon in the back of his car.  Here is the report in its entirety, then the video:

David Cassidy pleads not guilty to DUI

November 30, 2010 |  1:04 pm

Onetime teen idol David Cassidy entered a not-guilty plea in writing Tuesday in a Florida court, a day after the Florida Highway Patrol released video of the former "Partridge Family" star failing a field sobriety test.
Cassidy, whose next court date was set for Jan. 18, did not appear in person, E! News reports. The 1970s heartthrob was pulled over around 6 p.m. on Nov. 3 after he was observed weaving and making an erratic lane change in his Mercedes, according to an FHP report.
In Breathalyzer tests given around 8:30 p.m., Cassidy logged .141 and .139 blood-alcohol levels, police said. The singer, who said he was tired after attending an early-morning funeral, said he'd had a glass of wine at lunch and a hydrocodone pill for back pain around 3:30 p.m., but denied being intoxicated. Police also said they found an open, half-full bottle of bourbon in the car's back seat.
TMZ has video of the sobriety test, in which Cassidy can be heard mentioning an eye that wanders when he's tired, and appears to have a unique interpretation of the officer's instructions in the touch-your-nose exercise. 
Cassidy faces a maximum $1,000 fine and six months behind bars if convicted on misdemeanor charges of DUI, failure to maintain a single lane and driving with an open container.

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