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David Cassidy charged with leaving scene of crash

/ 09:20 AM October 03, 2015
David Cassidy

This Aug. 8, 2009 file photo shows actor-singer David Cassidy, best known for his role as Keith Partridge on “The Partridge Family,” arrives at the ABC Disney Summer press tour party in Pasadena, Calif. Cassidy has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving with an expired tag after a crash in Florida last month. The 65-year-old Cassidy sideswiped a truck and then tried to cover his license plate before driving away with a flat tire. The charges were filed Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Authorities said witnesses identified Cassidy as the driver in a photo lineup. A hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 27. AP Photo

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., United States—Former teen idol David Cassidy has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving with an expired tag after a crash in Florida last month.

The Sun Sentinel (http://tinyurl.com/oyqlj59) quotes police as saying that the 65-year-old Cassidy sideswiped a truck and then tried to cover his license plate before driving away with a flat tire. The charges were filed Wednesday. Authorities said witnesses identified Cassidy as the driver in a photo lineup.

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Cassidy’s lawyer, Jason Forman, says the police report is riddled with inconsistencies. He says Cassidy gave police his driver’s license and registration before leaving the scene. A hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 27.

Cassidy, who starred in “The Partridge Family” television show, lives in Fort Lauderdale. He filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.

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