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  • 13 January 2014, 7:33

David Cassidy Held Over Drink Driving Claim

Actor and singer David Cassidy has been arrested for the second time in six months for allegedly drink driving.

Cassidy, who found fame in the 1970s starring in hit TV show The Partridge Family, was pulled over near Los Angeles International Airport on Friday.

A police officer had spotted him making an illegal right turn at traffic lights when they were red, according to California Highway Patrol.

A test showed he had a blood alcohol content level of 0.19% which is more than twice the 0.08% legal limit for the state, police said.

Cassidy, 63, was later released on $15,000 (£9,000) bail and is scheduled to appear in court on February 5.

Last August, the star was stopped in New York on suspicion of drink driving.

He also has a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) in Florida in 2011.

Cassidy's manager and publicist Jo-Ann Geffen said on Saturday the singer had just finished a stint in rehab and was doing well being sober.

He was in LA for a lawsuit he filed over money he claims he is owed from Partridge Family merchandise, videos and other material.

"After attending his and his manager's depositions, it appears as if the pressure led to a brief relapse," Ms Geffen said.

"He was on his way to the airport to return to his home in Florida and to transitional rehabilitation.

"He plans now to return to rehab in an undisclosed facility."

Cassidy appeared as Keith Partridge in the show from 1970 to 1974 and he was also a recording star and teen idol.

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