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Ex-teen star Cassidy drunken driving case near end

March 4, 2014

SCHODACK, New York (AP) — A lawyer says a drunken-driving charge against 1970s U.S. teen heartthrob David Cassidy has been reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor and returned to a court for resolution.

Cassidy was pulled over in the New York town of Schodack and charged with driving while intoxicated in August.

The charge was a felony because Cassidy has a 2011 driving-under-the-influence conviction in his home state of Florida.

Attorney Lucas Mihuta says the 63-year-old “Partridge Family” star won’t be in court Wednesday because he’s in alcohol rehabilitation after a January arrest in Los Angeles. Mihuta says he’ll ask the judge for an adjournment while details of a plea deal are completed.

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