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David Cassidy -- I Did NOT Drive Drunk!

11/4/2010 11:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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.

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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 -- in which he blew a 0.139 and 0.141 -- 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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76.

Lasha    

"Come on get happy!" hic

1261 days ago
77.

Megan    

Tests don't lie - I'm in a field in which I have to test people, and he a pain med wouldn't have this outcome. Sorry, but he's lying!

1261 days ago
78.

Joy F.    

If you can afford a Mercedes, you can afford a taxi/limo.

1261 days ago
79.

Pistol    

Dude employs the casting couch... along with one of his brothers. Douche.

1261 days ago
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VickiC    

Even if he wasn't drunk (and it's hard to argue with TWO Breathalyzer tests), if he took a pain pill, he was driving under the influence. Was there no one else that he could have driven to the funeral with?

1261 days ago
81.

KPCATZ    

Like Gary Collins. He thinks he can do whatever and get away with it. And apparently he can.

1261 days ago
82.

Ziggy    

He was drunk and breathalizer tests don't lie. His arrogance is getting the best of him. Just because he can afford a lawyer doesn't mean he will beat the system. The policeman was doing his job.

Why did the police stop him in the first place? Because he was swerving all over the road while driving drunk.

1260 days ago
83.

ValleyGirl    

Oh Puleeze! I used to know him in his hey day. This former teen idol has been on his Come On And Get Happy high for over 40 years-Who is he trying to kid? He was a cool dude 40 yrs ago, but he is a walking disaster now-Been to one of his concerts ? He is very foul mouthed, uses the F bomb a lot. I'd like to know just how his publicist knows anything when she is sitting over in San Pedro, CA. and the incident happened in FL.
Time for Rehab, David-Ask Danny-he knows the right place for you to go.

1260 days ago
84.

ValleyGirl    

He has always had thin lips-but he also has had Botox and lifts, not to mention getting his front teeth filed down and now having hair weaves and a little Loreal to help him along. Please don't ever compare him to his father and please don't call Jack a raging alky-he really was not-His dad had more personality and panache in his little finger than David ever has ever thought of having and of truth be truly known, Jack adored David and never said an unkind word about his fame back in the good old days-NEVER!. I don't feel sorry for him, he's been hiding this problem from his fans for a long time-he's a loser.

1260 days ago
85.

Star Whacker    

Breathalizers don't lie, but maybe in this case it was toyed with by the Hollywood Star Whackers. That's a better explanation than David's. Just ask Randy and Evi.

1260 days ago
86.

TexasAnn    

Oh say it isn't so, David!

1260 days ago
87.

Chia    

Driving on drugs is a no-no to mr. cassidy.

1260 days ago
88.

ValleyGirl    

This aint nuttin new-He is a has been. Booyah.

1260 days ago
89.

jms    

The real story here is the epidemic of "back problems" in this country.

1260 days ago
90.

Debster    

Poor David, right? He did all kinds of illegal drugs during his "Partridge Family" glory days and never got caught. Now he's an over-the-hill has-been TV pop star, suddenly pinched by the cops for driving drunk. He should just 'man up', face the music and enjoy his 15 minutes of fame. Baby Boomer fans will certainly cheer him on!

It isn't like he has any other notable achievements these days. Dude needs to remember that any publicity is good publicity these days and just focus on soaking...it...up. It won't re-ignite his acting career, obviously - but hey, the publicity just might get him laid.

1260 days ago
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