David Cassidy and his girlfriend Maura Rossi (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Former teen idol David Cassidy has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving with an expired tag after a crash in Florida last month.

The Sun Sentinel quotes police as saying that the 65-year-old Cassidy sideswiped a truck and then tried to cover his license plate before driving away with a flat tire. The charges were filed Wednesday. Authorities said witnesses identified Cassidy as the driver in a photo lineup.

Cassidy's lawyer, Jason Forman, says the police report is riddled with inconsistencies. He says Cassidy gave police his driver's license and registration before leaving the scene. A hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 27.

Cassidy, who starred in "The Partridge Family" television show, lives in Fort Lauderdale. He filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.

 

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