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David Cassidy charged with DUI in Florida

In this undated photo provided by the Florida Highway Patrol, former 'Partridge Family' heartthrob David Cassidy is shown. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Cassidy's car was stopped around 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, on the Florida Turnpike for weaving and nearly causing an accident. The FHP report states that Cassidy failed a field sobriety test, and breath tests at the St. Lucie County jail showed his blood-alcohol content at 0.139 and 0.141, above Florida's legal limit of 0.08. (Florida Highway Patrol)

November 4, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Former teen heartthrob David Cassidy has been charged with driving under the influence in Florida.The Florida Highway Patrol said the 60-year-old "Partridge Family" actor was pulled over around 6 p.m. Wednesday for weaving across lanes and cutting off another car, nearly causing an accident.

Cassidy told the trooper he'd had a glass of wine at lunch and a hydrocodone pill later in the afternoon. Troopers said they found a half-empty bottle of bourbon in the backseat.

The FHP said Cassidy failed a field sobriety test, and breath tests at the St. Lucie County jail showed his blood-alcohol content at 0.139 and 0.141, above Florida's legal limit of 0.08.

Cassidy posted bail and was released from jail early Thursday morning.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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