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Former idol David Cassidy arrested

Last updated 09:32 05/11/2010
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SMILE FOR THE CAMERA: David Cassidy appears in a police booking mug shot after his arrest in St Lucie County.

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Former teen idol David Cassidy has been arrested in Florida on suspicion of drunk driving after police said they found a half empty bottle of whiskey in his car.

Cassidy, 60, a singer and star of the 1970s TV series The Partridge Family, was spotted weaving in and out of traffic on the highway near Fort Pierce on Wednesday night, according to a report filed by the Florida Highway Patrol.

Police described the singer as unsteady on his feet, said he failed an alcohol breath test, and that they found a half empty bottle of bourbon on the back seat of his Mercedes car.

According to the police report, Cassidy said he had drunk a glass of wine at lunchtime and had taken a painkiller for back pain earlier in the day.

Cassidy was booked for driving under the influence, briefly jailed and released on Thursday morning.

A spokeswoman for Cassidy said the singer had been advised by his lawyer to make no immediate comment.

"David would, however, like to assure everyone that he is alright and thank his family, friends and fans for their love and support," his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen said in a statement.

Cassidy's long hair and baby face looks made him a worldwide teen 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 the occasional movie.

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