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08/21/2013 02:57 pm ET Updated Aug 22, 2013

'Partridge Family' Star David Cassidy Arrested For Felony DWI In New York

"Partridge Family" star David Cassidy was arrested for driving while intoxicated early Wednesday morning in upstate New York, TMZ first reported.

Schodack Police Officer Tom Jones was conducting a DWI check when he stopped Cassidy early on Aug. 21 outside Albany, according to the Times Union. District Attorney Richard McNally said when the officer introduced himself, the singer said, "What's up, pussycat?" referencing "What's New Pussycat?," a song by singer Tom Jones.

The 63-year-old, who spends part of his summer in the upstate New York region but lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .10 percent, the Times Union reported. The legal limit in New York is .08. Cassidy was arrested and charged with felony DWI due to a prior conviction. He was sent to the Rensselaer County Jail and released on $2,500 bail.

ABC Albany's WTEN reported the actor was driving a rental car and had been visiting friends with his fiance before he was pulled over.

The Schodack police chief said he "cooperated and was a gentleman."

The '70s star's stepmother, singer Shirley Jones, recently said Cassidy is "a troubled man who has demons he's been struggling to conquer," per TMZ.

Cassidy was arrested for DUI back in 2010 after he failed a sobriety test in Florida when he blew a .14 BAC. Police found a half-empty bottle of bourbon under the seat of his Mercedes. He also admitted to the officer he had taken a Vicodin pill three hours earlier.

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