Former teen heartthrob David Cassidy was arrested for DUI in Fort Pierce, Florida, on Wednesday night after a highway patrolman spotted the ‘Partridge Family’ star weaving between lanes and nearly hitting another car.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Cassidy told the officer he’d had a glass of wine at lunch and that he also had prescription medication and hydrocodone in his system.
When the trooper approached the car, he “could smell a slight odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage come from the defendant’s mouth,” according to the report. A half-empty bottle of Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon was spotted in the car.
After Cassidy, described in the report as “unsteady on his feet,” failed several sobriety tests he was arrested and charged with DUI, failure to maintain a single lane and having an open container. The arrest occurred at 8PM, but he was not released on bond until 3:22AM Thursday.
Cassidy’s rep denies the police account, declaring that the actor was not drinking and had only taken a pain pill for his back earlier in the day. The actor, who says he was returning from a funeral at the time of the arrest, plans to fight the DUI charges.
“He would never jeopardize anyone on the road and he would not have been driving had he not had to go to a funeral,” Jo-Ann Geffen tells TMZ. “He’s never been arrested in his life before for anything.”
Cassidy lives in Fort Lauderdale.
Originally reported by PopEater.com. Read the original article here.