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David Cassidy receives probation and rehab in latest DUI sentence

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David Cassidy received sentencing for his DUI incident in January. Us Weekly, March 26, 2014, reports that the judge recommended rehab time, instead of jail.

The case was heard in the Los Angeles court on March 24, 2014. David’s lawyer, Steven Graff Levine, entered a no contest plea. David received three months rehab, and five years probation. In addition to that, the judge ordered him to pay fines and to attend an alcohol education program for 9 months.

According to Steven, David has been in rehab shortly after his DUI arrest on January 10. Steven told the court that David is serious about being sober and staying that way. Apparently, David wants to stay in rehab longer than the time the judge gave him.

Police stopped David that night because he made an illegal turn. That’s when they discovered he was under the influence. David blew a 0.19 blood alcohol test which is twice the legal limit.

David’s manager, Jo-Ann Geffen told CNN, "He was in Los Angeles to attend depositions by Sony Pictures Television, respondents in a lawsuit filed by Cassidy in 2011 over what he claims are monies long due him from 'Partridge Family' merchandise, home video, etc.," she said. "After attending his and his manager's depositions, it appears as if the pressure led to a brief relapse."

Around the same time as David’s arrest, his wife, Sue Shifrin-Cassidy filed for divorce. Sue refrained to say why they were divorcing, but she was happy that David was getting help for his drinking problem.

On Valentine’s Day, David was in concert at the Grand Falls Casino in South Dakota.


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