Former Partridge Family star David Cassidy was arrested in Florida Wednesday night on suspicion of DUI. Cops found a half empty bottle of bourbon in his car.
The 60-year-old former teen idol was weaving on and off the road a number of times on Florida's Turnpike around 8:00 p.m. and was eventually pulled over.
According to cops, Cassidy told the trooper he'd had a glass of wine around lunch time and popped a hydrocodone painkiller a few hours before the arrest.
David Cassidy's mug shot is scary. Mostly because it's so low-res.
Police ordered the father of Gossip Girl star Katie Cassidy (who was in a DUI bust herself in 2007) to get out of the car and say he was "swaying while standing."
David Cassidy took a breath test and blew a 0.139 and 0.141 - way over the .08 legal limit. A half-empty bottle of bourbon was then found inside his Mercedes.
Cassidy was taken to a nearby jail and booked for DUI.The actor is adamant that he was NOT hammered on booze when he got behind the wheel last night and says he plans to fight the DUI charges tooth and nail.
He admits he did take a pain pill for his back earlier in the day and may have been tired from an early morning funeral he had to attend, but he wasn't drunk.
Cassidy is also disputing the results of the two breathalyzer tests he took at the time of arrest, insisting his true BAC could not have been properly measured.
Cassidy's rep tells us the actor is already on the hunt for a lawyer and plans to fight the charges adding, "He would never jeopardize anyone on the road."
"He would not have been driving had he not had to go to a funeral ... he's never been arrested in his life before for anything."