David Cassidy Arrested on 3rd DUI Charge

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Ah, hearts are breaking once again for 70s teen idol David Cassidy.

The Partridge Family icon was arrested in Los Angeles Friday on his third drunken driving charge.

Cassidy, 63, was pulled over on highway 405 near LAX after making an illegal turn with double the legal limit of alcohol in his system. He was booked in a Los Angeles jail and released on a $15,000 bond several hours later.

"Cassidy was observed making a right turn on a red light, in violation of a black and white regulatory sign indicating, 'No Right Turn On Red,'" said a California Highway Patrol report.

The officer noticed "the odor of an alcoholic beverage was emitting from the vehicle" when he approached Cassidy, who was alone in the car, the CHP release said.

Cassidy was arrested for the first time in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2011 and his second DUI occurred in Schodack, New York in August.

Cassidy played the eldest of a family of five musical children on the iconic The Partridge Family. His real-life step-mother, Shirley Jones, played the widowed mother in the show. Millions of David Cassidy fans tuned in to watch the show which featured the family traveling around from gig to gig in a multi-colored bus singing such songs as "I think I love you" and "I'll meet you Halfway".

Cassidy launched his own pop music career at the time of the show, filling concert halls with screaming teenage girls.

Image via Wikimedia

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