David Cassidy pleads guilty to N.Y. DWI

David Cassidy pleads guilty to upstate New York DWI charge, must have Breathalyzer on vehicle and complete community service.
By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |   Sept. 3, 2014 at 10:07 PM
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SCHODACK, N.Y., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Actor and singer David Cassidy pleaded guilty to drunk driving in an upstate New York court Wednesday.

The former star of The Partridge Family was arrested in August 2013 at a police checkpoint in Schodack, N.Y., after blowing a .10 into a Breathalyzer test. The legal limit is .08 blood alcohol content.

He pleaded guilty in a deal with the Rensselaer County District Attorney's office, meaning his felony charge was downgraded to a misdemeanor.

"I'm happy with the outcome," he told WTEN-TV, Albany, N.Y. "I'm not going to prison. That's a good thing."

He said he's currently in recovery and "doing really well."

As part of the deal, Cassidy must have a Breathalyzer machine installed on his vehicle and must complete 50 hours of community service.

"He's accepted responsibility for the offense that he committed in New York – Driving While Intoxicated," Rensselaer County Assistant District Attorney Michael Shanley said. "He's got to actually appear and spend the time."

Cassidy was also scheduled for a sentencing hearing Nov. 5 at which time probation officers will make a recommendation to the court about any further sentence.

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