David Cassidy Ordered to Rehab After DUI Plea
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For the second time in six months, and the third time since 2010, singer, actor, and television producer David Cassidy has faced jail time for driving drunk. This time, a judge ordered the troubled star to a 90-day live-in rehab for his alcohol problem.
Cassidy, 63, was arrested in January 2014 after a California Highway Patrol officer pulled him over for making an illegal turn near the Los Angeles International Airport. He blew a breathalyzer twice the legal limit after failing a roadside sobriety test.
According to his manager, Jo-Ann Geffen, Cassidy’s latest fall from grace stemmed from an on-going legal battle over monies owed to him from Partridge Family merchandise.
"David just completed a stint in rehab and was doing very well in sobriety," Geffen said in regard to his previous arrest. "After attending his and his manager's depositions, it appears as if the pressure led to a brief relapse."
The judge also mandated that Cassidy must serve a five year probation, pay fines, and participate in a nine-month alcohol education program. According to the online celebrity site TMZ, Cassidy was already enrolled at an inpatient facility during the time of sentencing and the judge allowed him a credit of 102 days for time served. Cassidy will also seek the help of a professional sober coach.
"David is very committed to his sobriety,” his rep said.