Seventies heartthrob David Cassidy has been arrested in Southern California on suspicion of drunken driving...again. In fact, for the third time in three years.

California Highway Patrol officers say  the 63-year-old Cassidy was pulled over Friday night after he was spotted making an illegal turn against a red light.

He was arrested after the officer smelled alcohol in Cassidy's rental car.

Cassidy was released Saturday morning on $15,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court early nest month. Cassidy's first DUI arrest came about three years ago and he was arrested on the same charge again less than six months ago.

Cassidy appeared in TV's "The Partridge Family" in the early 70s and had was a major recording star with a number of number one hits. He continues to perform today, primarily at casinos across the US.