Kennedy hugged and clasped hands with her lawyers as a six-person jury cleared her of driving while impaired, a misdemeanor.
Kennedy testified that she thought she had taken her thyroid medication, but must have taken a sleeping pill by mistake.
The prosecution in Kerry Kennedy’s drugged-driving trial wrapped up its case Tuesday by calling a toxicologist to the stand. But the witness may have turned out to be more helpful to the defense.
In July 2012, Kennedy was arrested after her Lexus hit a tractor-trailer on Interstate 684 in North Castle. She drove to the next exit, where she failed a sobriety test, police said.
She has been accused of causing an accident while driving under the influence of medication in North Castle.
A judge has ruled that the single courtroom in a small suburban town can’t handle the drugged-driving trial of Kerry Kennedy. Her lawyers argued there are obstacles to holding a high-profile trial in the town courtroom in Armonk.
A judge in Westchester County on Tuesday refused to dismiss a drugged-driving case against Kerry Kennedy – the daughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the ex-wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The federal government should help police departments nationwide obtain the tools and training needed to attack a rising scourge of driving under the influence, two U.S. senators said Sunday.
Jurors should soon get to debate the driving-while-high case against Titans backup quarterback Chris Simms. Closing arguments are set for Wednesday in the New York City misdemeanor case.
Chris Simms, son of former Giants legend Phil Simms, will fight to clear himself and defend his rights and reputation after being charged with driving while high on marijuana, one of his lawyers said Tuesday.
Simms rejected prosecutors’ offer Friday to let him plead guilty to driving while impaired. After Simms turned down the offer, a judge set a March 1 trial date.
Tennessee Titans backup quarterback Chris Simms can’t keep the admissions police say he made about smoking marijuana from being used in his drugged-driving case, a judge ruled Tuesday.