FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — 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 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 on Wednesday. Authorities said witnesses identified Cassidy as the driver in a photo lineup.
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.