David Cassidy Busted For DUI For The Second Time In Five Months
David Cassidy is in some serious trouble -- again. For the second time in five months the 63-year-old Partridge Family star has been arrested for DUI, according to The Associate Press. The most recent incident happened on Friday night (January 10th) in Los Angeles while making an illegal left turn just off the 405 freeway. The arresting officer claimed "the odor of an alcoholic beverage was emitting from the vehicle" and, when given a sobriety test, the former heartthrob registered at .19 percent -- which is more than twice the legal limit. He was released the following day on $15,000 bond and is due to next appear in court on February 5th.
This past August 21st, Cassidy was pinched while driving outside of Albany, New York with his high beams on. Cassidy reportedly tried to bring some lightness into the proceedings by saying, "What's new, pussycat?" to Showdack Police Officer Tom Jones who was part of the DWI checkpoint that snagged the former teen idol. Cassidy registered a blood alcohol level of .10 -- with .08 being the legal limit in New York State.
Cassidy was brought to Rensselear County Jail and due to his 2011 DUI conviction in Florida, was charged with felony DWI, and released after paying $2,500 bail. Cassidy, who is a resident of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, spends part of the summer in the Saratoga Springs area of New York.
In February 2012, Cassidy plead no contest to his November 2010 DUI charge in Florida. He received a year of probation and his driving privileges were suspended for six months. He attended DUI school, paid a $500 fine, as well as serving 50 hours of community service.
David Cassidy told us that he hopes that his ultimate legacy is to bring joy into his audience's life: "That would be a great legacy, to have people think of me and put a smile on their face. That would men a lot to me, to know that if I were not here tomorrow, to know that people felt that way. I can tell you that I feel that way about my work and my career and that the impact that I've had on people is a positive one in bringing light into their lives. That's what I do -- I love to do that."