David Cassidy, '70s star, arrested on suspicion of drunken driving

Actor David Cassidy is seen after throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Florida Marlins and the Houston Astros in Miami July 9, 2011. AP Photo

LOS ANGELES - Seventies heartthrob David Cassidy has been arrested in Southern California on suspicion of drunken driving.

The California Highway Patrol says the 63-year-old Cassidy was pulled over Friday night near Los Angeles International Airport after an officer spotted him making an illegal right turn against a red light.

He was arrested after the officer smelled alcohol in the rental car.

The Sheriff's Inmate Information Center says Cassidy was released Saturday morning on $15,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 5.

Cassidy appeared in TV's "The Partridge Family" from 1970 to 1974 and was a recording star and teen idol.

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