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David Cassidy

Arrested For Drunk Driving

8/21/2013 9:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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David Cassidy was just arrested by Tom Jones ... for drunk driving.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Cassidy was in upstate New York early this AM -- outside Albany -- when he was pulled over by OFFICER Jones for driving with his high beams when he wasn't supposed to.

We're told Jones smelled alcohol on Cassidy's breath and administered a field sobriety test, during which Cassidy performed poorly. The singer/actor blew a .1 and was cuffed and taken to jail.

He now faces felony drunk driving because he had a prior DUI in Florida.

Cassidy has been released on $2,500 bail.

His stepmom, Shirley Jones, has said recently David is a troubled man who has demons he's been struggling to conquer.

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12:50 PM PT -- According to the police report, Cassidy left his high beams on as he approached the checkpoint (always a tip-off to cops) -- and in addition to the breathalyzer ... he also "failed all" the field sobriety tests Officer Jones put him through. 


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61.

barrack and michelle    

How bout this ??...is that the drummer from metallica...lars ulrich....just sayin....

240 days ago
62.

Terry     

This what happens when you hang out with Bonaducci.....

240 days ago
63.

Joe    

This is no joke: when he was approached by the officer who introduced himself as Tom Jones, Cassidy said "What's Up *****cat?" (Tom Jones song)

240 days ago
64.

buckpepper    

Looks that way because of the harsh lighting at the police station. Next time he should ask for the makeup lady and a soft focus lens on the camera.

240 days ago
65.

What I Think    

Not to worry. He'll get the typical celebrity slap on the wrist. That is if you can actually call David Cassidy a celebrity.

240 days ago
66.

ellenviola    

GOGGLE THE WORST 25 CITIES TO LIVE............LETS GET WHERE THE REAL ISSUES ARE...........WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH ONE DRINK OVER THE LIMIT? INCOME NEEDED TO BE GENERATED FOR THAT COMMINITY , CITY , TOWHNSHIP ECT......HELLO??? THERES A DEFICIT IN MOST PLACES...SO THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO STOP PEOPLE AND ISSUES TICKETS ...HOW MANY TIMES DOES A PERSON OVER THE LIMIT GET A TICKET FOR RIDING A BIKE OR WLAKING???????

240 days ago
67.

GS0344    

Times Union Albany New York
SCHODACK -- "The Patridge Family" star David Cassidy was charged with felony driving while intoxicated after his car was stopped early Wednesday, authorities said.

The '70s teen heartthrob allegedly had a .10 percent blood alcohol content when he was arrested by town police Officer Tom Jones, who shares a name with another famed crooner.

Rensselaer County District Attorney Richard McNally said that when Jones introduced himself, Cassidy said, "What's new, *****cat?" a play on a song made famous by another Tom Jones.

Cassidy, 63, is a regular at Saratoga Race Course and spends parts of the summer in the Capital Region. Police said his year-round address is in Fort Lauderdale.

Cassidy, who was arrested at an overnight DWI checkpoint, was charged with felony DWI because of a prior conviction.

In February 2011, he was ordered to serve a year probation and had his license suspended for six months after pleading no contest to a charge of driving under the influence in Florida.

He was ordered to attend a school for drunken drivers, fined $500 and ordered to serve 50 hours of community service.

Cassidy was arraigned in town court and sent to the Rensselaer County Jail on $2,500 bail. He was released on bail.

He is scheduled to return to court on Sept. 4.

240 days ago
68.

MELODY    

Would it not be funny if Bobby Sherman has arrested him, after all he is a California policeman, lol

240 days ago
69.

Layla Brown    

Seems he has the same demons that plagued his father, Jack!

240 days ago
70.

Me    

Boy, when I compare him to my other childhood idol, Donny Osmond...

BIG SIGH

240 days ago
71.

UPYOURS    

And don't tell me, he said "Do you know who I am", just like last time. Dude, get some help you have some major issues.

240 days ago
72.

sandy    

David, You're a grown-up person --- who still can't get his act together. Have u arrested for drunk driving in every state of the union??? Get Help Before U Kill Someone - or yourself.

240 days ago
73.

Irish    

You guys missed the best part of his arrest!!! Taken from the website of the local news station:
"When the arresting officer said his name was Officer Tom Jones, Cassidy reportedly said "What's new, *****cat"? D.A. McNally said when he learned the arresting officer was Tom Jones, the first thing he said was "It's not Unusual."

240 days ago
74.

Someonezmom    

awww "I Think I Love You"....now get sober

240 days ago
75.

jordii    

Shirley Jones says he is battling demons; so drink is his thing. What's her excuse!

240 days ago
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