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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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31.

Elle    

One DUI does not make you an alchy people.

He was so cute when he was young. Just another dried up everday looking has been with one too many plastic surgeries now.

He just wanted to be in the news again.

1358 days ago
32.

Leslie    

Who wrote this story, Max ? I cant believe a cop would write dude in a report.

1358 days ago
33.

R.L.Schwinden    

I do not think Alcoholism is a joking matter. I feel the US should put as much money into healing this illness as they do Beer Ads & Sports.

1358 days ago
34.

Denny    

For every finger you point at another soul, there are at three that point back at you. I can think of only one person in the history of this world who had absolutely no short-comings.

1358 days ago
35.

niles    

another child star gone bad - what else is new?

1358 days ago
36.

L     

If you read the police report, it clearly states she was a passenger in the vehicle and charged with underage drinking. Very different charges.

1358 days ago
37.

Eastender    

Susan Dey hasn't fared much better. After the end of the television series, Dey strove to shed her wholesome image. She took several movie roles in which she was required to appear nude or semi-nude, including a supporting role in the 1981 thriller Looker. The new image did not significantly help her career, however. Dey felt that she had become too typecast, and to this day she refuses to talk about her days on The Partridge Family.

1358 days ago
38.

Kevin    

Denny......are that person's initials J.C., by chance?

1358 days ago
39.

Misty    

I put David Cassidy Alcoholic in google search and found this:

http://lettersfromthomas.blogspot.com/2008/08/david-cassidy-true-confessions.html

1358 days ago
40.

Joy    

It's a good thing that Hazelden just came to Florida.

1358 days ago
41.

JoMac    

"Come On Get Happy" He sure was getting happy with all that booze..! I really loved him as a teenager back in the 70s but hey he is all washed up now..! Wonder why all these celebrities turn out this way.. If I had alot of money like they all do I would take care of family members and charities.. They dont even know how to do that at all.. Money cant buy you happiness at all..!
His father Jack good looking man but he was a drinker.. And alcohol will kill you thats for sure.. So please people dont do it cause it isnt worth your life..!

1358 days ago
42.

Ms Kris    

in the what in the hell was he thinking department

With his dad & his love for the drink & with Danny's troubles with the law in the past

A 60 year old man SHOULD KNOW BETTER

Blows my Partridge Family memories to hell

1357 days ago
43.

james mcaloon    

come on get happy

1357 days ago
44.

Urnumbersix    

Why-O-Why do not ALL celebrities have DRIVERS?

WHY on earth are you Driving Yourself?

1357 days ago
45.

Karen Herzog    

I think people should stop downing David Cassidy. They should look in the mirror. Maybe some of them have driven drunk. Do not judge. Whoever is perfect, cast the first stone.

1357 days ago
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