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David Cassidy -- Busted for DUI

11/4/2010 10:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former "Partridge Family" star David Cassidy was arrested in Florida last night on suspicion of  DUI ... after cops found a half empty bottle of bourbon in his 2008 Mercedes.

David Cassidy arrested.
The 60-year-old former teen idol was spotted weaving on and off the road a number of times on Florida's Turnpike around 8:00 PM  ... and was eventually pulled over by a member of the Florida Highway Patrol.

According to cops, Cassidy told the trooper that he'd had a glass of wine around lunch time and popped a hydrocodone painkiller a few hours before the arrest.

In his report, The trooper claims he instructed Cassidy to get out of the car -- and dude was "swaying while standing."  Cassidy took a breath test and blew a 0.139 and 0.141 -- way over the .08 legal limit.

The trooper then searched the car and turned up a half empty bottle of Labrot Graham Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon in the back seat.

We're told Cassidy was taken to a nearby jail and booked for DUI. He was released this morning at 3:22 AM on a $350 bond.

Cassidy's daughter -- "Gossip Girl" actress Katie Cassidy -- was busted for DUI in 2007.


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16.

CarolynAB    

In the year 2050, we may be reading this about Justin Bieber.
Just sayin'.

1387 days ago
17.

Prancy    

This is so sad. I loved David as a kid. I thought he was doing well from the interviews he does occassionally. He knows he could have killed himself or others. Alcohlics just don't seem to care about that. It really makes me angry.

1387 days ago
18.

Moose    

Isn't the early bird special at 4:00pm? What the heck is he doing out at 8:00pm?

1387 days ago
19.

SoThere    

@OzzieX, HA, cracked me up. Really Linda? Calm the eff down!

1387 days ago
20.

Annie    

And Katie didn't get a DUI she was drinking underage and in the backseat.

1387 days ago
21.

Katie C    

His dad died in a fire, and I think I remember booze being an issue in that too. Sad David's going the way of his dad. Shirley... Step UP.

1387 days ago
22.

enigmacat    

#16, WTF? I guess you didn't watch LA LAW. She played an attorney for six years. As far as I can remember, Grace Van Owen wasn't into porn at all. She's also done a lot of TV movies as well.

Better check your facts.

1387 days ago
23.

Deb    

so will he still be on Celebrity Apprentice? It is being taped now and he was on it from what I read. the Donald does not like DUI's, he fired Kardashians butt when she was on the show for past DUI charges.

1387 days ago
24.

deb    

So does this mean he won't be on the Celebrity apprentice? it is being taped now from what I heard.

1387 days ago
25.

WiddoMouse    

Sorry to see it happening to him so late in life. Recovery is always more difficult when you begin the journey at age 60. (I began mine at age 61). Anyone who doesn't see the genetic component of alcoholism and/or drug addiction just isn't following the dots from generation to generation. God Bless you, David, and stay strong.

1387 days ago
26.

cjs    

I have been a fan of his since I was a kid, his book "C'mon Get Happy: Fear And Loathing On The Partridge Family Bus" is a great read.

I hope this all ends well for him, you KNOW there will be the comparisons to his Dad which are not fair.

Get happy again David, but DON'T drive !!

1387 days ago
27.

big poppy    

HEY< COME ON GET HAPPYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1387 days ago
28.

OooooNooo!    

Check out his eyes in the mug shot! WOW! Who needs a breathalyzer test he has "PLASTERED" all over his face!

1387 days ago
29.

Kevin    

Where is Reuben Kincaid through all of this? He's their manager and close family friend.

1387 days ago
30.

colleen Fether    

well you know the rule. DO IT LONG ENOUGH YOU'LL GET CAUGHT! David was most likely what our friends call a PRO at DRUNK DRIVING. I can bet this has been going on for sometime now. Sorry he has to learn the hard way... Good thing no one was hurt.

1387 days ago
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