David Cassidy sentenced to rehab in DUI case

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David Cassidy sentenced to rehab in DUI case
SCHODACK, NY - AUGUST 21: In this handout photo provided by the Schodack Police Department, David Cassidy is seen in a police booking photo after his arrest on charges of felony DWI, driving while intoxicated, August 21, 2013 in Schodack, New York. Cassidy was released on USD 2,500 bail and is scheduled to appear in court September 4. (Photo by Schodack Police Department via WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: Singer David Cassidy performs at BB King on July 19, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
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David Cassidy performs at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center in Queens on November 21, 2009 in New York City.
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 21: David Cassidy performs at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center in Queens on November 21, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 21: David Cassidy performs at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center in Queens on November 21, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
BURBANK, CA - MAY 30: Actress Alexa Vega and actor David Cassidy attend the DATG summer press junket at ABC's Riverside Building on May 30, 2009 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
David Cassidy perfoms at the 'The Ultimate Idols' concert with Davy Jones at St. George Theatre on September 13, 2008 in Staten Island, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge has sentenced 1970s teen heartthrob David Cassidy to three months in rehab and five years of probation in a drunken driving case.

Cassidy's attorney, Steven Graff Levine, entered an open plea to a Los Angeles judge Monday, admitting that he was driving under the influence when he was arrested in January after making an illegal turn.

Levine says Cassidy has been in rehab and will remain for longer than his sentence requires. He says Cassidy is committed to his sobriety and wants to break the cycle that got him arrested for drunken driving twice in less than six months. A DUI case in New York was reduced from a felony to misdemeanor earlier this month.

Cassidy appeared on TV's "The Partridge Family."

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