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David Cassidy: Hit & Run With A Suspended License — Is He Going To Jail?

Fri, October 2, 2015 4:13pm EDT by 5 Comments
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Oh no! David Cassidy was involved in a serious car accident in which he slammed into a car before fleeing the scene– and he was driving with a suspended license. Could he be heading to jail for the hit and run?

Former teen heart throb David Cassidy, 65, was driving at high speeds and swerving on Interstate 595 in Fort Lauderdale, FL on Sept. 9 when he rammed his Kia Sportage into another vehicle, according to a police report. Worse yet, the Partridge Family star completely fled the scene following the accident, which could have been a decision he made due to the fact that his license is currently suspended. What penalty could David be facing? We have the details!


David is currently being charged with leaving the scene of an accident, neglecting to give his information, improper lane change, operating a vehicle with a suspended license and operating a vehicle with an expired registration, according to the Daily Mail, who obtained the police report. Thus, David will now face up to 60 days in jail, along with a six month probation period and a $500 fine.

David is due to appear in court on Oct. 27.

David’s license was initially suspended due to previous DUIs, so this incident is all the more troublesome. It is unclear at this time whether drugs or alcohol factored into this incident, though, as cops did not test him for either when they did find him.

David hit an unidentified car driven by a man, Pedro Vargas, around 12 pm, according to Florida state police. At that time, Pedro pulled over and waited for the police, before he was treated by paramedics and then transported to the hospital to treat his injuries.

David sideswiped Pedro’s car before getting out of his own vehicle. He then tried to cover his license plate, before fleeing the scene, according to an eyewitness. A notice was immediately sent out by police to be on the look out for David’s car.

Just about an hour later, his car was seen at Cleveland Clinic in Weston, FL, where officers discovered David, who was actually attending a pre-planned hospital visit. When the police questioned him, he said that he had given his information to the other driver.

If David did flee the scene of the accident, do you think he deserves to go to jail?

— Casey Mink