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Plea adjourned in David Cassidy’s DWI case

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Updated: 7/30 10:50 pm

SCHODACK, N.Y. – the Rensselaer County District Attorney's Office said a particular deal has been adjourned for a former child star arrested for DWI in the Capital Region.

David Cassidy's lawyer Lucas Mihuta was going to enter a plea deal in Schodack Town Court Wednesday night on the star's behalf. Mihuta did not say what the terms of the deal would be.

But by Wednesday afternoon, the district attorney's office confirmed that the deal had been adjourned.

Cassidy was in Saratoga Springs to visit the Saratoga Race Course in August 2013 when he was pulled over for DWI in Schodack. For his Wednesday plea deal, the DA’s office was under the impression Cassidy was out of state and could not make it to court.

However, a picture tweeted by NYRA showed Cassidy judging a bocce ball contest at the race course.

Mihuta said the plea deal was pushed back because of legal issues, and Cassidy is allowed to travel. He said Cassidy’s visit to Saratoga has nothing to do with the adjournment, but former Albany County District Attorney Arnold Proskin said it matters to the court.

“They were giving him a break it seems,” he said. “Obviously reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor, and then he turns around and says, ‘Well, I won’t be there but don’t worry I’m not going to be around.’ He’s not telling the truth, and the system just doesn’t survive with something like that.”

Mihuta said the new court date is set for September 3.

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thatsaid - 8/5/2014 10:30 PM
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Perhaps funinthesun should re-read the article, because it was not the journalist who said Cassidy 'blew off', as she puts it, but rather it was the Albany County District Attorney who said it and I would think he knows what he is talking about being involved. And I would think that if she is the girlfriend/fiancee, I would tend to think that posting the way she does might prove detrimental to her "boyfriend's" case. Sounds like it still is a teen-aged fan.

thatsaid - 8/5/2014 10:21 PM
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DeniLemi - 8/5/2014 5:57 PM
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FuninTheSun sounds eerily like David's delusional girlfriend/fiancee, Maura (a former teen-aged fan), who was also a passenger during this 2nd DUI offense. David was intoxicated, something he's admitted to in accepting the proffered felony/misdemeanor plea. Disgusting is her repeated denials of his addictions. Should we wait for him to injure, maim, kill somebody before she sobers herself up into reality.

Patsy - 8/3/2014 3:08 PM
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FunintheSun is living in thelandofdenial

FunInTheSun - 8/2/2014 11:46 AM
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David was not to be in court on Wednesday and did not know of it. I know this because I told him later in the day when I found out. He did not blow off his court appearance.This statement by the journalist was completely wrong....The judge and his atty. were very aware that David would not be there. He does not believe he was above the law and never has. He is doing everything right to comply with the terms of his plea. And also to set the record straight David was NOT swerving, speeding or driving unsafe the night he was pulled over because he was NOT intoxicated. The only thing he did was drive slowly with his bright lights on in the middle of the night, in the pitch black on a rural road with no one around. The police officer came up over a hill. But the truth is not what is interesting so the media's really disgusting.
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