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Kerry Kennedy acquitted in drugged-driving case

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MYFOXNY.COM/AP - Kerry Kennedy, the former wife of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo and daughter of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was acquitted Friday of drugged driving in New York.

Kennedy, 54, maintained she took a sleeping pill by mistake instead of her thyroid medication before she veered into a truck in 2012. She was found slumped at the steering wheel.

The trial centered on whether or not she realized she was impaired and should have stopped.
She testified that the drug overpowered her and she doesn't remember the crash.

The prosecution said even if the pill were taken accidentally, Kennedy should have pulled over when she felt its effects.

A six-person jury delivered the verdict in the misdemeanor case in a courtroom in White Plains.

The penalty carried a potential for up to a year in jail.







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