David Cassidy, the pop icon best known for his starring role in the 70’s sitcom “The Partridge Family” has been charged with driving while intoxicated in Fort Pierce, Florida. On November 3, 2010, Cassidy was pulled over when a Fort Pierce officer allegedly observed Cassidy’s car weaving in and out of traffic. Apparently, he informed the officer that he had taken a Hydrocodone earlier in the day.
Cassidy is alleged to have failed Field Sobriety Tests. Subsequently, it is claimed that a breathalyzer administered resulted in a blood alcohol concentration of 0.14, well above Florida’s legal limit. Reportedly, the investigating officer found a bottle of bourbon in the vehicle.
If Mr. Cassidy was charged with a New York DWI, with a legal limit of 0.08 percent, and was convicted with a BAC of 0.14, he would be facing the following: a minimum of a six month revocation of his driving privileges; court fees of at least $900.00; the requirement to attend and complete the New York State Drinking Driver Program, (DDP), payment of $750.00 in fines to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles; (NYSDMV) (known as a “Driver’s Responsibility Assessment”) and the installation of an ignition interlock device in his car for at least one year.
Contact the Westchester County DWI Lawyers at the White Plains, New York Law Office Of Mark A. Siesel online or toll free at 914-224-3086 if you are charged with an aggravated DWI, DWI, or a traffic infraction for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.