David Cassidy Arrested in LA on Suspicion of DUI

He was arrested after the officer smelled alcohol in the rental car

Sunday, Jan 12, 2014  |  Updated 9:11 AM EDT
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This Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 booking mug released by the Schodack (NY) Police Department shows actor-singer David Cassidy. Cassidy, best known for his role as Keith Partridge on "The Partridge Family," was arrested Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, on suspicion of drunken driving.

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Seventies heartthrob David Cassidy has been arrested in Southern California on suspicion of drunken driving.

The California Highway Patrol says the 63-year-old Cassidy was pulled over Friday near Los Angeles International Airport after an officer spotted him making an illegal right turn against a red light.

He was arrested after the officer smelled alcohol in the rental car.

Cassidy was released Saturday morning on $15,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 5.

Last year Cassidy was pulled over in New York on suspicion of driving drunk. He also has a 2011 DUI conviction in Florida.

Cassidy appeared in TV's "The Partridge Family" from 1970 to '74 and was a recording star and teen idol.

A call seeking comment from Cassidy's publicist was not immediately returned.

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