More Jail Time! Prosecutors Slap Troubled 'Partridge Family' Star David Cassidy With MORE Hit & Run Charges — Read The Documents
David Cassidy's legal troubles keep getting worse. The Partridge Family actor has been in hot water since he was accused of fleeing the scene of an accident, but RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that he's been slapped with more charges and is now facing another possible 60 days in jail.
Cassidy was originally charged with one count of fleeing the scene of an accident on September 29th by State Attorney in Broward County, Florida. That charge is a misdemeanor of the second degree and he faces up to 60 days in jail, 6 months probation and a $500 fine.
However, the actor's situation got far worse on Oct. 5 when the State's Attorney filed a new charge against him, along with the misdemeanor of the second degree charge of fleeing the scene of the crime.
The revised charging documents, exclusively obtained by Radar, now add charge 2 of driving on a suspended license. The States Attorney is accusing him of knowingly driving without a valid license, which is much different than the original police report, which claims Cassidy said he wasn't aware his license was suspended.
The new charge is a misdemeanor and also carries a maximum sentence of 60 days in jail and a fine of $500. The prosecution also filed documents listing their evidence in the case and state they have the two passengers who were in the car Cassidy allegedly crashed into. They listed 2 other names they claim will back up the story of the actor leaving the scene of the crime.
According to the original police report, on September 9th, Cassidy was driving a 2014 Silver Kia Sportage on Interstate 595 in Florida. Around noon the actor allegedly failed to stay in his lane which lead him to collide into an unidentified car driven by a man named Pedro Vargas and caused a collision.
Vargas pulled over to the side of the roadway and waited for law enforcement. The report states that when the police arrived Vargas was on the side of the roadway and paramedics were treating the driver. He was eventually transported to a medical facility via EMS to check out his injuries.
According to a witness at the scene, Cassidy was speeding at a high rate while driving in and out of traffic which caused him to collide into the left side of the other car. The witness added that following the crash the actor got out of his car and attempted to cover his car's tag number and then proceeded to flee the scene with a flat tire and damage to the right side of his Kia.
The police then sent out a notice to be on the lookout for the Kia Sportage driven by Cassidy.
Around 1:30pm police were notified that the vehicle in question was located at Cleveland Clinic in Weston, FL, not too far from the accident. They were also informed Cassidy was on the 4th floor of the building.
The police spotted the car in the parking lot and then found Cassidy inside where he told them he had given his registration and other information to the other driver. However, he claimed he departed the scene to go to an already schedule hospital visit unrelated to the crash. The police did not test the actor for drugs or alcohol.
The report states that Cassidy's car was eventually towed by AAA due to the extent of damage done to it. The car he collided with has an estimated $2k in damages but was still able to be driven.
The police cited Cassidy for improper lane change, unknowingly operating vehicle while having a suspended driver's license due to a previous DUI conviction, operating a vehicle with an expired registration and leaving the scene of a crash — where the damages were more than $50 — without giving his information.
Cassidy is scheduled to appear in court later this month.