FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Seventies heartthrob David Cassidy is in trouble with the law again and this time he could be facing some prison time.
In a police report obtained by The Daily Mail Online, the Partridge Family star is accused of hitting another vehicle while speeding and swerving in and out of lanes on a South Florida highway and then leaving the scene.
According to the report, Cassidy was headed west on I-595, the afternoon of Sept. 5th "at a high rate of speed" and "in and out of traffic," according to witnesses. His car tapped a box truck then stopped on the far right emergency lane near the truck. Witnesses said the actor got out of his car and attempted to cover his license plate, before leaving the scene with a flat tire and damage to the right side of his Kia Sportage.
Police found the car about an hour later at Cleveland Clinic in Weston, not far from the original scene. Cassidy, 65, was on the fourth floor of the building where he claimed he left the scene to make a previously scheduled hospital appointment not related to the crash.
He also said he gave his drivers' license number and registration info to the truck driver and couldn't wait for police because of his hospital appointment.
The former teen heart throb was not tested for drugs or alcohol by police.
His car was eventually towed by AAA due to the damage.
The vehicle he collided with has an estimated $12,000 in damages.
Cassidy was cited for improper lane change, driving with a suspended license for prior DUI's, operating a vehicle with an expired registration, and leaving the scene of an accident. He faces up to 60 days in jail, six-months probation and a $500 fine. The former teen idol is due in court on October 12th.
This isn't his first run-in with the law.
The troubled star has openly admitted to having an alcohol problem and has been arrested for driving under the influence three times in recent years.
He's also had some major money issues and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year on his Fort Lauderdale mansion.
It was sold last month for $2 million.
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