St. Lucie County Sheriffs Office
Steve Helling
November 04, 2010 12:15 PM

David Cassidy, the teen heartthrob and pop singer of the 1970s, was arrested in Florida on a DUI charge.

According to the arrest report, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper spotted Cassidy s white Mercedes driving erratically on the turnpike at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The report states that he crossed the center divider line, then cut off another driver while attempting to merge onto an exit ramp.

Police say they smelled alcohol on Cassidy s breath, and he allegedly told them that he had a glass of wine at lunch and a hydrocodone tablet later in the afternoon.

The arrest report also says that Cassidy, a Ft. Lauderdale resident, was unsteady on his feet and failed several field sobriety tests. Officers said he later blew a .14 on a breath test, well above the legal limit in the state of Florida. Police say there was a half-full bottle of bourbon on the back seat of the vehicle.

The former Partridge Family star, 60, was charged with driving under the influence, failure to maintain a single lane and having an open container. He spent nine hours in the St. Lucie County jail before being released after posting $350 bail.

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