FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Former teen idol David Cassidy has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving with an expired tag after a crash in Florida last month.
The Sun Sentinel quotes police as saying that the 65-year-old Cassidy sideswiped a truck and then tried to cover his license plate before driving away with a flat tire. The charges were filed Wednesday. Authorities said witnesses identified Cassidy as the driver in a photo lineup.
Cassidy’s lawyer, Jason Forman, says the police report is riddled with inconsistencies. He says Cassidy gave police his driver’s license and registration before leaving the scene. A hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 27.
In May, Cassidy received a $900 fine and a six-month driving suspension in after charges of driving while intoxicated in Florida in August 2013.
Cassidy, who starred in “The Partridge Family” television show, lives in Fort Lauderdale. He filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.