Cassidy, 63, was stopped on a road near Los Angeles
International Airport after making a right turn on a red light
in violation of a posted sign, the California Highway Patrol
said in a news release.
After smelling alcohol coming from Cassidy's vehicle, an
officer gave him a field sobriety test that showed a blood alcohol content
of 0.19 percent, police said. That level is more than twice the 0.08 legal
limit for driving in California.
Cassidy was alone in the car, police said.
Cassidy was charged in August with drunken driving in
Schodack, New York, after initially being stopped for not dimming his
headlights, authorities said at the time. He was arrested and convicted for
drunken driving in Florida in 2010.
Cassidy's manager and publicist, Jo-Ann Geffen, said in an
email on Saturday that the singer had just finished a stint in rehab and was
faring well in sobriety. He was in Los Angeles for a deposition related to a
lawsuit he has filed over money he says is due him from "Partridge Family"
merchandise, videos and other material, she said.
"After attending his and his manager's depositions, it
appears as if the pressure led to a brief relapse," Geffen said. "He was on
his way to the airport to return to his home in Florida and to transitional
rehabilitation. He plans now to return to rehab in an undisclosed facility."
Cassidy became a worldwide teenage heartthrob in the 1970s
with hits such as "Cherish" and "I Think I Love You" during the run of "The
Partridge Family," a television series about a family of pop singers. He has
since appeared on Broadway, in U.S. stage shows and in films.
(Reporting by Kevin Murphy in
Kansas City; editing by David Bailey, Dan Grebler and Lisa Shumaker)
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