December 03, 2010 11:00 AM by Shayla Perry
This week, David Cassidy, a member of the cast of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice pleaded not guilty to DUI charges in a Florida court. If found guilty, The Partridge Family star could face a sentence of up to 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
On November 3rd, police stopped the former teen heartthrob in Fort Pierce, Florida after he was spotted in his car, weaving in and out between lanes and almost hitting another vehicle.
According to the report filed by the Florida Highway Patrol, the 60-year-old actor told the officer on duty that he’d had a glass of wine at lunch and that there was prescription medication and hydrocodone in his system as well. But it was the smell of “a slight odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage” that came from Cassidy’s mouth, a half-empty bottle of Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon, and his failure to pass several sobriety tests that led to the actor’s eventual arrest.
At 8pm that evening, he was arrested and formerly charged with DUI, failure to maintain a single lane, and having an open container. It wasn’t until 3:22 AM that Thursday that Cassidy was finally released on bond.
Cassidy’s reps deny the police account, and claim that the actor was not drinking, but had taken a pill for his back pain earlier in the day, telling TMZ, “He would never jeopardize anyone on the road and he would not have been drinking had he not had to go to a funeral.”
David Cassidy plans on fighting the DUI charges.
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