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David Cassidy reportedly skips court for race track

David Cassidy reportedly skips court for race track

DAVID CASSIDY: This Wednesday, Aug. 21 booking mug released by the Schodack (NY) Police Department shows actor-singer David Cassidy. Cassidy, best known for his role as Keith Partridge on "The Partridge Family," is free on $2,500 bail after being charged with felony driving while intoxicated in upstate New York. Schodack Police Lt. Joseph Belardo says Cassidy was stopped for failing to dim his headlights about 10 miles south of Albany. Belardo says Cassidy was charged with DWI after tests showed his blood-alcohol content at .10, higher than the state’s legal limit of .08. Photo: Associated Press/Schodack Police Department

SCHODACK, N.Y. (AP) — A horse racing tweet prompted prosecutors to halt a court hearing at which a lawyer for seventies heartthrob David Cassidy was supposed to accept a plea deal on the singer’s behalf.

Cassidy was charged last summer with driving while intoxicated in the town of Schodack, near Albany.

Because he lives in Florida, prosecutors agreed to let his lawyer appear in court for him Wednesday.

But a tweet by the New York Racing Association said Cassidy was at Saratoga Race Course, 40 miles north of Schodack.

A prosecutor told The Daily Gazette of Schenectady that officials were “disturbed” to learn Cassidy was nearby but apparently unable to appear.

Cassidy’s lawyer said his client may not have known the timing of his court date.

A new court date is being scheduled.

Cassidy reportedly went to rehab last year following his arrest.

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