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1970s heartthrob David Cassidy admits driving while intoxicated in upstate New York

Seventies heartthob David Cassidy faces the media as he leaves town court in Schodack, N.Y., on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Cassidy pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated in upstate New York. (AP Photo/The Daily Gazette, Patrick Dodson) TROY, SCHENECTADY; SARATOGA SPRINGS; ALBANY AND AMSTERDAM OUT

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Seventies heartthob David Cassidy faces the media as he leaves town court in Schodack, N.Y., on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Cassidy pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated in upstate New York. (AP Photo/The Daily Gazette, Patrick Dodson) TROY, SCHENECTADY; SARATOGA SPRINGS; ALBANY AND AMSTERDAM OUT

SCHODACK, N.Y. - Seventies heartthrob David Cassidy has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanour charge of driving while intoxicated in upstate New York.

Cassidy was charged last summer in the town of Schodack, near Albany. The Times Union reports (http://goo.gl/8szrV6 ) he pleaded guilty Wednesday in exchange for a tentative sentence of a conditional discharge that includes 50 hours of community service in Florida, his home state.

Sentencing was set for Nov. 5 and depends on a pre-sentence report.

In March, a judge in Los Angeles sentenced Cassidy to three months in rehab and five years of probation in a drunken-driving case stemming from a January arrest for an illegal turn.

Cassidy's role on TV's "The Partridge Family" launched a singing career. He spends time in New York during the summer at Saratoga Race Course.

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Information from: Times Union, http://www.timesunion.com

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