SCHODACK, N.Y. (AP) — Seventies heartthrob David Cassidy apparently was at Saratoga Race Course as his lawyer was preparing to accept a plea deal on the singer’s behalf in an upstate New York courtroom.
Cassidy was charged last summer with driving while intoxicated in the town of Schodack (SKOH’-dak), near Albany. Because Cassidy lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, prosecutors agreed to let his lawyer enter a guilty plea rather than make him appear in court Wednesday.
But officials learned via a tweet by the New York Racing Association that Cassidy was at the racetrack in Saratoga, 40 miles north of Schodack.
A prosecutor told The Daily Gazette of Schenectady that officials were “confused” and “disturbed” to learn Cassidy was nearby when his lawyer said Cassidy would be unable to appear in court.
A new court date is being scheduled.
Information from: The Daily Gazette