Cassidy, 60, will have his driving privileges suspended for six months, and will be on probation for a year. He was arrested Nov. 3 on the Florida Turnpike after law enforcement saw his car weaving. Despite dash-cam footage showing him failing a field sobriety test, and an open bottle of bourbon in the back seat, the onetime teen idol had said he would fight the charges.
On Nov. 30, he pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of DUI, failure to maintain a single lane and driving with an open container. Breath tests had put his blood alcohol content at around .014, police said, above the state’s 0.08 limit.
As a first-time offender on a misdemeanor, the “Partridge Family” star did not appear in court in Fort Pierce, Fla. His attorney entered the plea on his behalf.
— Christie D’Zurilla
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Photos: David Cassidy in 1972, left, and on Nov. 3, 2010, in his booking photo after being arrested on suspicion of DUI and related charges. Credits: Associated Press, left; Florida Highway Patrol, right.