Skip to comments.Kerry Kennedy acquitted of drugged driving in New York
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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another addition to the mystique museum of the Kennedys.
OMG Is that an inbred cross between jfk and jfk? As in john f’n kohn-kerry-heinz? Oh, and the other jfk.
So, am I supposed to believe that she wasn't driving?
Or that she wasn't impaired?
Next time I get arrested for something, I am going to demand to be tried as a Kennedy
I’d just claim I was dodging potholes.
And I’d not be lying.
If you’re a Kennedy, you can literally get away with murder.
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.
Here in Minnesota, they divert it to choo choo trains and bike paths and other ‘transit’ stuff. Anything but roads.
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.
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.
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.............
A second chance to kill somebody! She’s gonna have to work on it more this time. After all, she has the natural talent.
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...
Who DID’T see that coming. I’m simply surprised it made it that far.
She was accidentally driving while being accidentally impaired... and accidently caused an accident.
Just curious -- where are your from?
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.
A Kennedy cant be responsible for their stpidity.
Romancing the Stone
Another addition to the Kennedy Museum of Moving Violations.
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.
We should all pray that we don’t cross the street just as KK comes barreling down in her car.
Jeff Gordon Test Drive 2
Drive it like youre Joe Dirt Kennedy !
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.
I accidentally drank a six-pack once. Good to know if I had driven home, I could have been given a pass.
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.
Capital Region NY
Anyone surprised? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
Its called a ‘Glitch” in rat lingo.
Seriously though, what do youse guys think of a Kerry/Kerry 2016 ticket?
Ban Ambien from all Kennedys. Let them find another alibi.
Well, count me as surprised.
Keep her away from the beach or the swimming pool...
It’s good to be a Kennedy
The Kennydies? They’ve suffered enough!
"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.
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........................
In New York, money talks and bullshit walks.
Lawyers fee was probably in the tens of thousands. More I hope.
Just reaffirms the the old saying “it’s good to be a Kennedy”
So if you fail the test you should just wait a few hours and then try again? Sweet.
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.
I am sooooooo shocked! Just shocked, I tell you! /sarc
We are supposed to accept the “I’m a Kennedy” defense.
Was there ever any doubt?
Who the hell was on that jury?
“...I am going to demand to be tried as a Kennedy...”
Make sure you bring the long suffering Ethel in the wheelchair.
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