Former Child Star David Cassidy Arrested for Second DWI in Five Months — Report
This news is not going to make anyone come on and get happy. Former '70s heartthrob David Cassidy, father to Arrow star Katie Cassidy, has reportedly been arrested for drunk driving for the second time in six months.
David, 63, was arrested for DWI on January 10 after exiting an L.A. freeway when cops apparently saw him make an illegal right turn, according to TMZ. A source says that the cop smelled alcohol after approaching David's vehicle.
David then failed a field sobriety test and registered a 0.19 on the breathalyzer, which is more than twice the legal CA limit. David was taken to jail and released several hours later.
This is hardly David's first brush with the law. He was arrested for driving drunk in August 2013 and charged with felony DWI due to his prior conviction for DUI in Florida in 2010. Sources say he is likely to serve jail time for this latest incident.
David became a sex symbol while playing Keith Partridge on TV show The Partridge Family in the '70s. He went on to have a recording career as well and has more recently appeared on The Apprentice in 2011 and an episode of CSI last year.
David's daughter is Katie Cassidy, a 27-year-old actress known for Gossip Girl and Arrow. Katie herself was arrested for underage drinking at the age of 20 in 2007.