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David Cassidy Pleads Innocent to DUI

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David Cassidy writes the songs. His lawyer does the defending.

An attorney representing the Partridge Family star entered a plea of not guilty at Ft. Pierce County Court in Florida resulting from Cassidy's arrest last month on suspicion of drunk driving, E! News has confirmed.

Per a court clerk, the 60-year-old former teen idol was not present when the plea to one count of misdemeanor DUI was submitted in writing this morning. The judge set his next hearing for Jan. 18.

MORE: Read the police report

On Nov. 3, Florida Highway Patrol troopers spotted Cassidy's painted schoolbus Mercedes meandering in and out of lanes and pulled him over. Suspecting alcohol, officers administered a field sobriety test, which he flunked. After blowing a 0.139 and 0.141 on a Breathalyzer, well above the state's legal limit, the singer was taken into custody and dried out that evening in St. Lucie jail before being released on $350 bail.

According to the police report, Cassidy admitted during the bust that he was tired and had taken a hydrocodone tablet earlier that afternoon. Cops also discovered a half-empty bottle of bourbon in his vehicle.

The Teen Beat cover boy's counsel could not be reached for comment.

If convicted, Cassidy, who resides in Ft. Lauderdale, could face a maximum six months in the slammer and a $1,000 fine.

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