published Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

David Cassidy sentenced to rehab in DUI case

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    This Aug. 8, 2009, file photo shows actor-singer David Cassidy, best known for his role as Keith Partridge on "The Partridge Family," arriving at the ABC Disney Summer press tour party in Pasadena, Calif. Cassidy was sentenced by a Los Angeles judge on Monday, March. 24, 2014 to serve 90 days in rehab and five years on informal probation on a drunken driving case filed after the 1970s heartthrob's arrest earlier this year.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

LOS ANGELES — A judge has sentenced 1970s teen heartthrob David Cassidy to three months in rehab and five years of probation in a drunken driving case.

Cassidy's attorney, Steven Graff Levine, entered an open plea to a Los Angeles judge Monday, admitting that he was driving under the influence when he was arrested in January after making an illegal turn.

Levine says Cassidy has been in rehab and will remain for longer than his sentence requires. He says Cassidy is committed to his sobriety and wants to break the cycle that got him arrested for drunken driving twice in less than six months. A DUI case in New York was reduced from a felony to misdemeanor earlier this month.

Cassidy appeared on TV's "The Partridge Family."

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