David Cassidy: Star Held For Drink Driving
Former teenage idol David Cassidy has been arrested and charged with drunk driving in New York state, authorities have disclosed.
The 63-year-old, best known for playing Keith Partridge in the 1970s US television series The Partridge Family, was stopped shortly after midnight in Schodack when he failed to dip his headlights against oncoming traffic, Schodack Police Chief Bernhard Peter said.
Cassidy, who shot to stardom as an actor and singer in the early 1970s, failed a sobriety test and was booked at Rensselaer County Jail for driving while intoxicated.
His blood-alcohol level was 0.1, above the state's limit of 0.08. He was held on $2,500 (£1,592) bail, which he later posted.
It is the second time he has been held on suspicion of drink driving. In 2010 in Florida, where he has a home, he was handed a misdemeanour conviction.
That conviction led to the felony charge in New York state. If found guilty, he could face up to four years in prison.
Cassidy's haircut and baby-faced looks made him a worldwide teenage heartthrob in the 1970s with hits like Cherish and I Think I Love You.
Since then he has appeared on Broadway, in US stage shows and in films.