David Cassidy was arrested for DUI in Fort Pierce, Florida, on Wednesday night after a highway patrolman spotted the hottie ‘Partridge Family’ star weaving between lanes and nearly hitting another car.
According to the Highway Patrol report, Cassidy, who is 60 years old if you can believe it, told the officer he’d dined on a glass of wine at lunch and that he also had popped some prescription medication.
When the trooper approached the car, he “could smell a slight odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage come from the defendant’s mouth,” according to the report. A half-empty bottle of Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon was spotted in the car (via Popeater).
Unless that’s a new type of vino, methinks Cassidy might have been fibbing a little.
Cassidy was described in the report as “unsteady on his feet,” but maybe he was just dancing. He also failed several sobriety tests that ultimately led to his arrest, DUI, failure to maintain a single lane and having an open container in his car.
This all went down at around 8pm, but Cassidy didn’t get released from the clink until early the next morning.
Naturally, Cassidy’s rep denies the police account, declaring that the actor was not drunk and had only taken a pain pill for his back. To make it worse, Cassidy said he was retuning from a a funeral.
“He would never jeopardize anyone on the road and he would not have been driving had he not had to go to a funeral,” Jo-Ann Geffen tells TMZ. “He’s never been arrested in his life before for anything.”
Cassidy, who lives in Fort Lauderdale, is going to fight the charges.