Forget waking up in love — ’70s teen heartthrob David Cassidy spent his morning in the pokey!
And you thought Danny Bonaduce was the only eff-up in The Patridge Family!
Cassidy was caught with a half-empty bottle of bourbon tucked away in the right backseat floorboard of his vehicle when he was arrested for drunk driving in Florida this week.
The ex-teen star, now 60, was pulled over by Highway Patrol officers on the the Florida Turnpike around 8 PM Wednesday evening, according to police sources. Cops say they made the stop after they saw Cassidy’s 2008 Mercedes weaving all over the road.
Cassidy told cops he drank a glass of wine at lunch time and popped a painkiller a few hours before he was stopped, but he insists he was not under the influence when he got behind the wheel of his whip.
Cassidy was taken to the St. Lucie County Jail and released early Thursday on $350 bond.
A pair of breath tests David took at the time of his arrest registered blood alcohol readings of 0.139 and 0.141 — significantly higher than the .08 legal limit, cops say.
“Hogwash,” shouts Cassidy. The singer/actor is emphatic that
his true blood alcohol level was not properly measured during the two breathalyzer tests he was given and has vowed to fight the charges.
A drunk’s famous last words!