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Kerry Kennedy acquitted of drugged driving in New York
CBS News ^ | 02/28/2014

Posted on 02/28/2014 9:25:46 AM PST by Wolfie

Kerry Kennedy acquitted of drugged driving in New York WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Kerry Kennedy was acquitted Friday of drugged driving in a July 2012 incident in which she accidentally took a sleeping pill and then sideswiped a truck in a wild highway drive she said she didn't remember.

Kennedy hugged and clasped hands with her lawyers as a six-person jury cleared her of driving while impaired, a misdemeanor. It had carried the potential for up to a year in jail, though that would be unlikely for a first-time offender.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: New York
KEYWORDS: andrewcuomo; kennedy; kerrykennedy; newyork; nojustice
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1 posted on 02/28/2014 9:25:46 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie

another addition to the mystique museum of the Kennedys.


2 posted on 02/28/2014 9:29:11 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Wolfie

OMG Is that an inbred cross between jfk and jfk? As in john f’n kohn-kerry-heinz? Oh, and the other jfk.


3 posted on 02/28/2014 9:30:38 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: Wolfie
a six-person jury cleared her of driving while impaired

So, am I supposed to believe that she wasn't driving?

Or that she wasn't impaired?

4 posted on 02/28/2014 9:30:55 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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Next time I get arrested for something, I am going to demand to be tried as a Kennedy


5 posted on 02/28/2014 9:32:04 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Izzy Dunne

I’d just claim I was dodging potholes.

And I’d not be lying.


6 posted on 02/28/2014 9:32:58 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Wolfie
I predict she will die in a drugged-driving accident.
7 posted on 02/28/2014 9:34:45 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: Wolfie

If you’re a Kennedy, you can literally get away with murder.


8 posted on 02/28/2014 9:37:39 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: TurboZamboni

No kidding, i was in the nyc area a few weeks ago and was amazed at the poor road conditions. Government should take care of basic services like roads and bridges but in NY they are diverting all those funds to social programs.

Get ready for a 100 billion dollar bond issue (tax) to fix everything they are supposed to do but don’t as part of the basic expected government services.


9 posted on 02/28/2014 9:37:54 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro

Here in Minnesota, they divert it to choo choo trains and bike paths and other ‘transit’ stuff. Anything but roads.


10 posted on 02/28/2014 9:39:08 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: NormsRevenge

Of course I hope she gets right with God before leaving this mortal coil, and it is fortunate that she did not cause anything worse than property damage.

But it could “possibly” be an example of how God gives the stubbornly lost good things while they are here, not because they are choosing to give glory to Him for it, but because that’s all they will ever get.


11 posted on 02/28/2014 9:39:09 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Wolfie

I knew this would happen as soon as she mentioned her dead father during her testimony. I’m surprised she didn’t dig up RFK and JFK and drag their corpses into the courtroom.


12 posted on 02/28/2014 9:42:39 AM PST by Rainbow Rising ("If America was a house, the left would root for the termites." - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: Wolfie

She admitted taking the meds and driving, but her excuse is that she did that by mistake. So, because she had an excuse, and because she is a Kennedy, she is not responsible for her actions. Got it.............


13 posted on 02/28/2014 9:44:28 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego (t)
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To: Wolfie

A second chance to kill somebody! She’s gonna have to work on it more this time. After all, she has the natural talent.


14 posted on 02/28/2014 9:45:21 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

We should all pray that if we or our love ones are on trial that they give us as much leniency. I hate prosecuting attorneys that go after little people on petty things.

SHe didn’t hurt anyone but herself. I think it’s rotton that it ended up in a trial.

That’s my take...


15 posted on 02/28/2014 9:46:41 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: Wolfie

Who DID’T see that coming. I’m simply surprised it made it that far.


16 posted on 02/28/2014 9:47:04 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Or that she wasn't impaired?

She was accidentally driving while being accidentally impaired... and accidently caused an accident.

17 posted on 02/28/2014 9:48:03 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: 1Old Pro
No kidding, i was in the nyc area a few weeks ago and was amazed at the poor road conditions.

Just curious -- where are your from?

18 posted on 02/28/2014 9:48:26 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Wolfie

The jury bought that she did it all on accident. That she didn’t have a drug problem.

Everyone knows it’s BS but that’s the beauty of being a democrat. You can easily make yourself believe whatever you want.


19 posted on 02/28/2014 9:48:45 AM PST by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Wolfie

A Kennedy cant be responsible for their stpidity.


20 posted on 02/28/2014 9:49:09 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: Wolfie
Ira: Look at those snappers, Ralph!

Romancing the Stone

21 posted on 02/28/2014 9:51:18 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Wolfie

Another addition to the Kennedy Museum of Moving Violations.


22 posted on 02/28/2014 9:52:51 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Cementjungle

She should have gotten convicted of a felony and at least received accidental probation. That way when she gets her third strike she can go directly to jail, not pass go, and not collect her $200.


23 posted on 02/28/2014 9:56:17 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: nikos1121

We should all pray that we don’t cross the street just as KK comes barreling down in her car.


24 posted on 02/28/2014 9:57:55 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

Jeff Gordon Test Drive 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRIgmKGDqFM
Drive it like you’re Joe Dirt Kennedy !


25 posted on 02/28/2014 9:59:19 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Wolfie
"Kerry Kennedy acquitted of drugged driving in New York"

As Gomer Pyle would say


26 posted on 02/28/2014 9:59:48 AM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: nikos1121

I’m guessing here, but I imagine this went to trial because Kennedy refused to do a plea bargain/diversion program/whatever they do in NY for most DWI cases.


27 posted on 02/28/2014 10:01:59 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Wolfie

I accidentally drank a six-pack once. Good to know if I had driven home, I could have been given a pass.


28 posted on 02/28/2014 10:02:05 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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29 posted on 02/28/2014 10:02:33 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Both sides agreed that she had taken the Ambien by accident. The State’s only case then was to prove that she had plenty of warning to pull over as the pill took effect. But she was too high to realize it. Once the prosecution agreed that she took the Ambien by accident the case was over- unfortunately.


30 posted on 02/28/2014 10:03:08 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: Labyrinthos

Capital Region NY


31 posted on 02/28/2014 10:03:21 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: Wolfie

Anyone surprised? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?


32 posted on 02/28/2014 10:03:37 AM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Cementjungle

Its called a ‘Glitch” in rat lingo.


33 posted on 02/28/2014 10:03:44 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Wolfie; a fool in paradise

Seriously though, what do youse guys think of a Kerry/Kerry 2016 ticket?


34 posted on 02/28/2014 10:03:53 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Wolfie

Ban Ambien from all Kennedys. Let them find another alibi.


35 posted on 02/28/2014 10:03:59 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Wolfie

Well, count me as surprised.
Keep her away from the beach or the swimming pool...


36 posted on 02/28/2014 10:06:00 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Wolfie

It’s good to be a Kennedy


37 posted on 02/28/2014 10:06:03 AM PST by AppyPappy
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To: Wolfie; a fool in paradise

The Kennydies? They’ve suffered enough!


38 posted on 02/28/2014 10:08:25 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Wolfie
Kennedy's defense said what happened was an accident, not a crime. Kennedy said she didn't remember anything that happened as she drove her Lexus on a New York interstate - swerving out of her lane, hitting a tractor-trailer, blowing a tire and continuing to the next exit, where she was found disoriented and slumped at the steering wheel, according to witnesses. Police said she failed several sobriety tests at the scene but passed several tests a few hours later at a police station.

"If I realized I was impaired, I would have pulled over," Kennedy testified.

I would have voted guilty based on the lunacy of the last line alone.

39 posted on 02/28/2014 10:10:37 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Even if it was an ‘accident’ that she took an Ambien instead of thyroid medication, it’s still HER responsibility to take the meds properly. Luckily, she hurt no one............this time........................


40 posted on 02/28/2014 10:11:44 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Wolfie

In New York, money talks and bullshit walks.

Lawyers fee was probably in the tens of thousands. More I hope.


41 posted on 02/28/2014 10:21:16 AM PST by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: Wolfie

Just reaffirms the the old saying “it’s good to be a Kennedy”


42 posted on 02/28/2014 10:22:45 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: exit82

So if you fail the test you should just wait a few hours and then try again? Sweet.


43 posted on 02/28/2014 10:23:12 AM PST by linn37
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To: Red Badger

so, because she had an excuse, and she is a Kennedy, she is not held to the same standard someone else would be held to.


44 posted on 02/28/2014 10:23:28 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego (t)
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To: Wolfie

I am sooooooo shocked! Just shocked, I tell you! /sarc


45 posted on 02/28/2014 10:26:29 AM PST by Jean2
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To: Izzy Dunne

We are supposed to accept the “I’m a Kennedy” defense.


46 posted on 02/28/2014 10:27:21 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Wolfie

Was there ever any doubt?


47 posted on 02/28/2014 10:27:44 AM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: Wolfie

Who the hell was on that jury?


48 posted on 02/28/2014 10:29:33 AM PST by old and tired
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To: dsrtsage

“...I am going to demand to be tried as a Kennedy...”

Make sure you bring the long suffering Ethel in the wheelchair.


49 posted on 02/28/2014 10:37:23 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Wolfie
Typical dumb NY jurors, she was driving while impaired by drugs, yet was acquitted of driving while impaired by drugs. She's royalty and just another Kennedy, who gets away with philandering, homicide, public drunkenness, harassment,rape and on and on. Not to mention old Joe the patriarch who wanted the US to be an ally of Hitler while he conducted his financial swindling.
50 posted on 02/28/2014 10:43:04 AM PST by kenmcg
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