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OTRC: David Cassidy gets rehab, probation in DUI case

David Cassidy, 63, is seen in a mug shot taken following a DWI arrest in the town of Schodack, New York on Aug. 20, 2013. (Schodack Police Department)

David Cassidy, a former teen idol known for playing Keith Partridge on the 1970s series "The Partridge Family," has been sentenced to three months of rehab and five years of probation for a recent DUI charge.

The 63-year-old actor was arrested in January after making an illegal turn in Los Angeles, marking his second drunk driving arrest in less than six months and third overall. His lawyer entered an open plea at a city court on Monday, admitting that Cassidy was driving under the influence at the time, according to the Associated Press, which carried the report.

The outlet quoted the attorney as saying that the actor has already been undergoing treatment in rehab and will continue to remain there for longer than his sentence requires.

In 2011, Cassidy was convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Florida. He had pleaded no contest to the charge and was sentenced to a year of probation, had his driver's license suspended for six months and was ordered to complete 50 hours of community service.

Cassidy was also arrested on suspicion of felony DWI in central New York in August (see mug shot, above). The actor is expected to make a plea deal and the case is set to be decreased to a misdemeanor, according to the Albany Times-Union. The outlet reported that his lawyer said at a recent hearing that Cassidy was in rehab, adding that an April 2 court date was then set.

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