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Former teen star's NY DWI case near resolution

4:52 PM, Mar 4, 2014   |    comments
This Aug. 8, 2009 file photo shows actor-singer David Cassidy, best known for his role as Keith Partridge on "The Partridge Family," arrives at the ABC Disney Summer press tour party in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
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SCHODACK, N.Y. (AP) - A lawyer representing seventies teen heartthrob David Cassidy says a drunken driving charge against the actor has been reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor and returned to a town court near Albany for resolution.

Cassidy was pulled over in the town of Schodack and charged with DWI in August when he was in upstate New York for the horse racing meet in Saratoga Springs.

The charge was a felony because Cassidy has a 2011 DUI conviction in his home state Florida.

Attorney Lucas Mihuta says Tuesday that the 63-year-old "Partridge Family" star won't be in Schodack court Wednesday evening because he's in alcohol rehabilitation after a January DWI 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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