Star of the “Partridge Family,” David Cassidy, was allegedly stopped Wednesday morning by a police officer, named Tom Jones. The star was subsequently charged with “felony driving,” according to Times Union, with charges specifically pertaining to intoxication whilst driving.
The 70s icon had been seen driving erratically in his vehicle, when spotted by police officials. Once tested, the star was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.1 percent; for reference, the legal limit for most North American states is 0.08%.
During 2010, Cassidy had been stopped in a white Mercedes, which was found weaving between lanes. Upon attempting a number of sobriety tests, Cassidy supposedly failed every single one. The breathalyzer test corroborated officers suspicions, as two tests definitively revealed that the television sensation was over the legal limit by double. According to the Telegraph, on this occasion, the star had consumed alcohol and had also taken a painkiller; a half empty bottle of bourbon was located in the backseat of his vehicle.
In Feb. 2011, Cassidy pleaded no contest to charges of drunk driving, and was forced to serve probationary time, with a six month ban on his license.
Cassidy has now been released from jail, after a sum of $2,500 bail was paid, and is due to appear in court on Sept. 4.
By: James Fenner