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Former teen idol David Cassidy was ordered to enter alcohol rehab for 90 days and then spend nine months in an alcohol education program after pleading no contest to a drunken driving charge, a Los Angeles Superior Court spokesperson told NBC News.
Cassidy's attorney, Steven Graff Levine, entered the plea in court on Monday, admitting that Cassidy was driving under the influence when he was arrested in January after making an illegal turn. According to the Associated Press, Levine said in court that "The Partridge Family" star is already in rehab and will remain for longer than his sentence requires.
Cassidy, 63, must also serve 60 months probation and pay nearly $700 in fines, the court spokesperson said.
A California Highway Patrol officer stopped Cassidy for making an illegal turn at a red light near the Los Angeles International Airport in January. On an alcohol breath test, the singer-actor blew .19 — twice the legal level.
It was his second DUI arrest in six months and third since 2011. A DUI case in New York was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor earlier this month.