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Kerry Kennedy Acquitted Of Drugged Driving In NY

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - Kerry Kennedy has been acquitted of drugged driving after she accidentally took a sleeping pill and then took a wild spin down a New York highway.
    
Jurors delivered their verdict Friday in Kennedy's misdemeanor trial in suburban White Plains.
    
The human-rights advocate is the ex-wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a daughter of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and a niece of President John F. Kennedy.
    
Her car hit a tractor-trailer in 2012. She was found slumped at the steering wheel.
    
Kennedy said she took the sleeping pill by mistake instead of her thyroid medication. 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.



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