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Kerry Kennedy says she took sleeping pill accidentally and fights to dismiss drugged-driving charge
NY Daily News ^ | 3/8/13 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Posted on 03/10/2013 7:37:18 AM PDT by jimbo123

Kerry Kennedy argued Friday that the drugged-driving case against her should be dismissed because she accidentally took a sleeping pill and because the only damage done was to her pride and her famous name.

In a 99-page motion filed in North Castle Town Court, Kennedy and her lawyer also recount her work for social justice and include a large file of glowing letters from friends and relatives.

Kennedy is the ex-wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the daughter of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the niece of President John Kennedy.

She was arrested July 13 after police said her Lexus swerved into a tractor-trailer on Interstate 684 in North Castle, near her Bedford home. Police found her on an exit ramp and reported she failed sobriety tests and was slurring her speech.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts; US: New York
KEYWORDS: andrewcuomo; camelot; kennedyfamily; kerrykennedy; massachusetts; newyork

1 posted on 03/10/2013 7:37:18 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Like anyone believes, or respects, a Kennedy.


2 posted on 03/10/2013 7:40:16 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: jimbo123

“Accidentally took a sleeping pill”?! Teddy “accidentally” drank a quart of vodka every day. JFK “accidentally” bedded a hundred women while married. The Kennedy’s. One big accident.


3 posted on 03/10/2013 7:40:55 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: jimbo123

Hysterical... you accidentally took sleeping pills? Sort of like saying you “accidentally” consumed ten beers and drove. Laughable...


4 posted on 03/10/2013 7:40:57 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: jimbo123

Sorry, this is the Kennedy family excuse 101.


5 posted on 03/10/2013 7:41:24 AM PDT by WCH
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To: jimbo123

Is “accidentally took a sleeping pill” a defense?

Well, maybe for a Kennedy who works for social justice.


6 posted on 03/10/2013 7:41:49 AM PDT by goldi
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To: jimbo123

She’s a Kennedy in Mass. She will get off just like her “swimmer” Uncle did.


7 posted on 03/10/2013 7:42:25 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: jimbo123
kennedys are the AIDS of the American body politic...
8 posted on 03/10/2013 7:42:41 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: albie

Actually, this isn’t news. Now a Kennedy that ISN’T a dopehead or a drunk - now THAT’S news.


9 posted on 03/10/2013 7:43:10 AM PDT by abb
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10 posted on 03/10/2013 7:46:08 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Full of excuses, so typical for this pack of lying scumbags.


11 posted on 03/10/2013 7:49:15 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: jimbo123
She won't be convicted of anything. Filing a big brief is just a courtesy to the court since she KNOWS she will be let off. Plus the lawyer is actually blackmailing her with a big bill for a big brief that will fool not information trough feeders - “Wow 99 pages from a top lawyer it must explain EVERYTHING!” This will all soon be forgotten except at Kennedy private parties where they sit around laughing at the stupids who worship them.
12 posted on 03/10/2013 7:49:34 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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because the only damage done was to her pride and her famous name.

Just like most people who get DUIs.
13 posted on 03/10/2013 7:53:20 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: jimbo123

Not to mention her famous book that sold in the tens, about famous pro-abortion Catholics.


14 posted on 03/10/2013 7:54:18 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: jimbo123

Just what is it about that bunch of spoiled brats from the Kennedy family?They are always in an alcohol or narcotic induced stupor.Then they try to act as if their so superior to everyone else.

What a group of dirtbags.


15 posted on 03/10/2013 7:56:23 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: jimbo123

How come the Kennedys never accidentally take a cyanide capsule?


16 posted on 03/10/2013 7:58:40 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: jimbo123
My Dad,a lifelong resident of the Boston area (and grew up in Southie),used to tell the story of how he and my Mom saw Old Man Kennedy in the 40's walk through the lobby of a small Boston hotel on Commonwealth Avenue (lots of *old* money there) and get onto an elevator to the guest rooms.He claims that a few minutes later they saw Gloria Swanson walk through and get on the same elevator.My Dad was prone to telling a tall tale or two (he *was* Irish,after all) but some of the stories he used to tell,that we all thought were fiction as we heard them,turned out to be true upon investigation so you never know.He'd tell that story every time we used to drive by where that hotel was.

The Kennedys are the filthiest,most despicable,most worthless family to have ever drawn breath in this nation.And Joe and Rose are buried a few feet from the uncle after whom I'm named.Disgraceful.

17 posted on 03/10/2013 7:59:57 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: jimbo123

If only Richard Nixon had run in 1960 on conservative principles, picked Barry Goldwater instead of Henry Cabot Lodge as his running mate, focused his campaign on the battleground states—and shaved on the evening of September 26, before his first televised debate. Not only would he have won the presidency, he would have saved the country from all the harm done by the Kennedys over the past half century.


18 posted on 03/10/2013 8:10:24 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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"I have too much regard for the lives of others, as well as my own, to place them at risk by driving while under the influence of zolpidem," she wrote.

Right. Interesting she restricted it to zolpidem, lol. Makes you think she'd have no problem with risking lives while careening down the road on whiskey.

19 posted on 03/10/2013 8:11:13 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: jimbo123

20 posted on 03/10/2013 8:12:36 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: puppypusher
Just what is it about that bunch of spoiled brats from the Kennedy family?They are always in an alcohol or narcotic induced stupor.Then they try to act as if their so superior to everyone else.

During the William Kennedy Smith fiasco Teddy gave an interview in which,in an effort to explain away the charges,the evidence and the fact that Kennedys seem to get into so much trouble,he said something like "the Kennedy family is a large Irish family and you're bound to have an occasional incident in such a family".That's not an exact quote but it's basically what he said.

Well...I,too,come from a large Irish family.And a *Boston* Irish family at that.And not a *single* member of *my* family has ever been a heroin addict,or been convicted of murder,or been charged with rape,or been the driver of a car that landed in a bay,killing a young woman,or been investigated,while in his 30's,of having "violated" a 14 year old babysitter,or been to "rehab".

Hey,maybe *my* Boston Irish family is the exception to the rule...far more boring than the typical one.

21 posted on 03/10/2013 8:12:53 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: jimbo123
In the motion, she said the two bottles were side by side and "are virtually identical in size, shape and appearance."

"I have too much regard for the lives of others, as well as my own, to place them at risk by driving while under the influence of zolpidem," she wrote in an affidavit.

If you have so damn much regard for the lives of others, why are you so stupidly negligent to put the look-alike bottles next to each other??

And,didn't you notice that you were nodding off? What are you supposed to do when that happens? Stop driving!! Or is this stuff so potent that you never feel a thing? If so, it makes you doubly stupid to put the bottles near each other.

I wish I were the judge and could say all of this to her before I suspended her license for a year. She doesn't need a car. She can afford a driver. One who is not as stupid and negligent as she is.

22 posted on 03/10/2013 8:16:33 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: jimbo123

“...the only damage done was to her pride and her famous name.”

I read down and find that she “swerved into a tractor-trailer.”

I guess the devil is in the details (or maybe, in the case of the Kennedys, behind the wheel.)


23 posted on 03/10/2013 8:21:26 AM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: jimbo123

Doesn’t this cop know that the whole family is above the law?


24 posted on 03/10/2013 8:38:56 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the alter of "gun free zones"?)
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To: andyk

“because the only damage done was to her pride and her famous name.”

Actually, she sideswiped a truck. The poor truck driver was ticketed for leaving the scene of an accident for not reporting that she hit him.


25 posted on 03/10/2013 8:41:44 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: VanShuyten

Heh, yeah, funny how they left that piece out of their defense. In Idaho that makes it an aggravated DUI.


26 posted on 03/10/2013 8:45:40 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: VanShuyten
Actually, she sideswiped a truck. The poor truck driver was ticketed for leaving the scene of an accident for not reporting that she hit him.

The truck can be fixed. It's not like anyone has ever been hurt by a Kennedy who swerved while driving under the influence, is it? Besides, this is a Kennedy. Laws are for the little people - mainly for Republicans.

27 posted on 03/10/2013 8:51:43 AM PDT by Pollster1
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To: jimbo123

There are so many people ADDICTED to sleeping pills, it’s sickening...


28 posted on 03/10/2013 8:56:54 AM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: jimbo123

Post of the month, absolutely awesome.


29 posted on 03/10/2013 9:10:10 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: jimbo123
“Even if I believe strongly it was not my fault, I made a mistake by not reporting it.”

Trucker sideswiped by Kerry Kennedy gets ticket for leaving accident scene

Stand-up guy. No excuses, no hiding behind connections. So like a Kennedy </sarcasm>

30 posted on 03/10/2013 9:16:36 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion
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To: jimbo123

Typical liberal mindset. There’s no accountability.


31 posted on 03/10/2013 9:19:20 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: BobL

Universal background checks? Just wonderin’. To buy pills, that is.


32 posted on 03/10/2013 9:28:33 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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“Universal background checks? Just wonderin’. To buy pills, that is.”

At a minimum. I don’t think sleeping pills should be “shall issue”, but instead should be “may issue”, and I think the local sheriff should make the call as to whether the person really needs them.

There are just too many sleeping pills in this country. That’s the bottom line. First they need to registered. We need to know who the straw buyers are. We need to require that they be locked in safes and NEVER deployed, except immediately prior to authorized use. We need licenses for people to possess sleeping pills - they need to be tested and demonstrate that they know not to drive after taking one.

I could go on, I guess...


33 posted on 03/10/2013 9:35:04 AM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: BobL

Roger that. The possibilities are endless. Besides, a little sleep deprivation never hurt anyone did it? Well, maybe me when the CFO doesn’t get her sleep allotment. Let sleeping wives lie. Or is it let lying wives sleep. I need a nap. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!


34 posted on 03/10/2013 9:40:30 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: jimbo123

damage done to the name!?!?!

lol

sounds like a chip off the old block to me!

exactly what I would EXPECT from someone with her name!


35 posted on 03/10/2013 9:50:07 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: LibWhacker

Anyone who “accidentally” pops a pill is popping a lot of other pills.


36 posted on 03/10/2013 10:13:55 AM PDT by kenavi (Lost the country? Win your state.)
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To: jimbo123

She should explain that she was on her to a middle-of-the-night vote at the House.


37 posted on 03/10/2013 10:59:27 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: jimbo123

ah social justice, the get out of jail free card....


38 posted on 03/10/2013 1:03:36 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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The Kennedy family will never be investigated and uncover all their crimes. We still see them.


39 posted on 03/10/2013 1:14:41 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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40 posted on 03/10/2013 1:22:56 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: jimbo123
In a 99-page motion filed in North Castle Town Court, Kennedy and her lawyer also recount her work for social justice

Forgive he drugged driving, hang her for (1) 99-page motion, (2) "her work for social justice".

41 posted on 03/10/2013 1:24:06 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Walkingfeather

Flashback:

Trucker Rocco Scuiletti Charged In Kerry Kennedy Auto Crash
July 19, 2012 4:21 PM

NORTH CASTLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – The driver of the truck struck by the ex-wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident without reporting it.

Rocco Scuiletti of Poughkeepsie was driving on Interstate 684 near Bedford when he was struck by Kerry Kennedy’s Lexus on Friday.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/07/19/trucker-rocco-scuiletti-charged-in-kerry-kennedy-auto-crash/


42 posted on 03/10/2013 1:27:38 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks jimbo123.
In a 99-page motion filed in North Castle Town Court, Kennedy and her lawyer also recount her work for social justice and include a large file of glowing letters... arrested July 13 after police said her Lexus swerved into a tractor-trailer on Interstate 684 in North Castle... Police found her on an exit ramp and reported she failed sobriety tests and was slurring her speech.

43 posted on 03/17/2013 7:14:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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