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David Cassidy -- Busted for DUI

11/4/2010 10:58 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.

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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.

David Cassidy is adamant that he was NOT hammered on booze when he got behind the wheel in Florida last night ... and says he plans to fight the DUI charges tooth and nail.

David's rep, Jo-Ann Geffen, tells TMZ ... the former teen idol admits he did take a pain pill for his back earlier in the day -- and may have been tired from an early morning funeral he had to attend -- but he definitely wasn't drunk.

Cassidy is also disputing the results of the two breathalyzer tests he took at the time of arrest -- insisting his true blood alcohol content was not properly measured.

Cassidy's rep tells us the actor is already on the hunt for a lawyer and plans to fight the charges adding, "He would never jeopardize anyone on the road and he would not have been driving had he not had to go to a funeral ... he's never been arrested in his life before for anything."

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105 COMMENTS

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61.

Jackie O    

HAS-BEEN, NEVER WILL BE,AGAIN!!!!

1458 days ago
62.

cadwell adams    

I sure like to know why anyone would want show 500,000.00. Thats stupid. 50 cent. Who else would? Mr. ghetto superstar himself. He talks about how hard life was when he was young. He don't know **** about hard. I would really like for him to walk behind a mule all day, with him ****ting and farting in your face, while you are trying to plow tobacco. Maybe he should have grown up in N.C. Maybe I could make a rap song and get rich. Yeah Right. Only in America. As Don King once said.

1458 days ago
63.

J.E.B.    

Keith Partridge's new song, "I Woke Up In Jail This Morning".

1458 days ago
64.

Ralph S    

There are tens of thousands of people that unfortunately get DUI'S every day, what makes these people any different? Hey Keith if you are being paid for this and I was your boss you would be fired! Pure sludge reporting. Find something to write about that has substance. You should be fired!

1458 days ago
65.

AJ    

He and that redheaded *** that played on partride family both grew up to be f#cked up losers.

1458 days ago
66.

tymberwolfe911    

DAVEY boy SO thats what happened to my bottle of burbon ya silly oldman sheeshhhh and here i thunk susan grabbed it oops slippsies goodluck partner (wavin byebye dave)

1458 days ago
67.

mike    

Maybe Danny Bonaduce can give David a few pointers on jail time like don't drop the soap .No singing " I think I love you " or bubba might like it .Don't snitch and don't borrow money .When someone looks at you don't smile and or wink or you will end up as someone's twink .

1458 days ago
68.

jjgg5    

He looks like he's been drinking a lot for a long, long time.

1458 days ago
69.

A. Salinas    

Ah stink ah wuh woooooooo.....!

1458 days ago
70.

aloysius    

I know his recent concert tour was cancelled in LA. It was supposed to take place in a very small venue, which I had never heard of. I too read his book, and have seen all his vids on You Tube. In some of them the sound quality is terrible and he appears to be very amateurish or drunk in his presentation. I too was shocked by his repeated references to his over-sized endowment.Even early on in his career he smoked weed, partied, drank, and was promiscuous. That he continues to brag about it publicly is further evidence of his 'loss of grey matter.' He dumped his photographer and closest friend in the early 70's when he decided to 'break out of the mold.' On talk shows for the 40th anniversary of the Partridge Family, he appears bloated and incoherent. Whatever he did to Susan Dey (she truly loved him)she has not spoken to him even once, in many, many years. His bisexual Father was so badly burned in his Hollywood apartment fire, police had to use dental records to identify the charred remains. Perhaps he can sober up thru AA and intense in-patient treatment. If not, it is a progessive disease, and just a matter of time before he kills someone else, or himself. Good luck David!

1458 days ago
71.

Jim    

He is in denial about his problem. The police may not be perfect but the combination of the bottle, his admission about the Vicodin, and the test results seem pretty conclusive to me.
If he stays in denial, it is only a matter of time before this happens again and someone gets hurt.

1458 days ago
72.

stu_pidasso    

sounds like he was drinking some fancy hooch... i can't believe they arrested him, he's an effing celebrity of epic proportions. i hope he get's off scott free and charlie sheen can pick him up at the courthouse and they can finish off that kentucky bourbon before they blow through the first stop sign!

WOO HOO!

1458 days ago
73.

Boss    

50 cent needs some big ole white boy to knock some more teeth outta his head for him

1458 days ago
74.

Daud David    

Goes to show ya....DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE. SMOKE AND FLY INSTEAD.

1458 days ago
75.

Judy    

Jack Cassidy did not die in a chair. He died on the floor trying to get out of his apartment which was on fire but the smoke got to him before he could get out. His body was so badly burned they have NO idea if he was drunk when the fire broke out or not. The whole apartment was burned to a cinder. No one knows but David and his wife maybe if he is a drunk, just because he got pulled over and smelled like booze means he is a drunk. Many people have a drink or 2 and register high because of body weight ect. When you start calling people you don;t know and who have never been arrested for drunkeness drunks ,it doesnt look well for you.

1458 days ago
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