David Cassidy Sentenced To Rehab And Probation For DUI
David Cassidy, former “Partridge Family” star, has been sentenced to probation and must attend alcohol rehabilitation following his third arrest for DUI in January. Cassidy will have to stay at a live-in rehabilitation center for 90 days and will be on probation for 5 years. An attorney for David Cassidy entered a plea of no contest on Monday, March 24, 2014. In addition to various fines, Cassidy will also have to attend a 9 month alcohol education course. On the night of his arrest, Cassidy blew a .19% alcohol breathalyzer test, more than twice the legal limit.
The Partridge Family star was arrested for DUI after arriving in Los Angeles where he was going to submit a deposition in a lawsuit he had filed against Sony Pictures Television. Cassidy is allegedly suing the company over money he believes he is owed for merchandising baring his image. His manager, Jo-Ann Geffen said that Cassidy had been doing fine avoiding alcohol until a stressful round of questioning pertaining to his lawsuit led to a relapse. Cassidy’s attorney said that his client has already voluntarily spent 102 days in rehab and would even remain in rehab longer than his new sentence required.