Here’s what we know: Former teen heartthrob and Partridge Family star [lastfm]David Cassidy[/lastfm] WAS arrested on DUI charges last night in Florida. But, Cassidy says “I was definitely not drunk!” So, how did he register a 0.139 and 0.141 on the breathalyzer?
(Courtesy of TMZ)
Former “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy was arrested in Florida last night on suspicion of DUI … after cops found a half empty bottle of bourbon in his 2008 Mercedes.
The 60-year-old former teen idol was spotted weaving on and off the road a number of times on Florida’s Turnpike around 8:00 PM … and was eventually pulled over by a member of the Florida Highway Patrol.
According to cops, Cassidy told the trooper that he’d had a glass of wine around lunch time and popped a hydrocodone painkiller a few hours before the arrest.
In his report, The trooper claims he instructed Cassidy to get out of the car — and dude was “swaying while standing.” Cassidy took a breath test and blew a 0.139 and 0.141 — way over the .08 legal limit.
The trooper then searched the car and turned up a half empty bottle of Labrot Graham Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon in the back seat.
We’re told Cassidy was taken to a nearby jail and booked for DUI. He was released this morning at 3:22 AM on a $350 bond.
David’s rep, Jo-Ann Geffen, tells TMZ … the former teen idol admits he did take a pain pill for his back earlier in the day — and may have been tired from an early morning funeral he had to attend — but he definitely wasn’t drunk.
Cassidy is also disputing the results of the two breathalyzer tests he took at the time of arrest — in which he blew a 0.139 and 0.141 — insisting his true blood alcohol content was not properly measured.
Cassidy’s rep tells us the actor is already on the hunt for a lawyer and plans to fight the charges adding, “He would never jeopardize anyone on the road and he would not have been driving had he not had to go to a funeral … he’s never been arrested in his life before for anything.”