US actor David Cassidy charged with drink driving
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Former teenage idol David Cassidy of 1970s United States (US) television series The Partridge Family was arrested and charged with felony drink driving on Wednesday, authorities said.
Cassidy, 63, was stopped shortly after midnight in Schodack, New York, about 24km south of state capital Albany, when he failed to turn off his car's high-beam headlights against oncoming traffic, said Schodack Police chief Bernhard Peter.
"That's fairly typical behaviour of someone who's been drinking," Mr Peter said.
Cassidy, who shot to stardom as an actor and singer in the early 1970s, failed a field sobriety test and was booked at Rensselaer County Jail for driving while intoxicated, authorities said. His blood-alcohol concentration was 0.1, above the state's limit of .08, they said.