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Jury Finds Kerry Kennedy Not Guilty In Drugged-Driving Trial

Kerry Kennedy, accompanied by her sister Rory, exits the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains on Wednesday.
Kerry Kennedy, accompanied by her sister Rory, exits the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A six-member jury has returned a verdict of not guilty in the Kerry Kennedy drugged-driving trial at the Westchester County Court in White Plains on Friday morning.

Kennedy, a Bedford resident, faced one charge of driving while ability impaired by drugs, stemming from a July 2012 accident in North Castle. Toxicology reports showed that she had a sleep medication in her system. She pleaded not guilty, saying she accidentally took the pill instead of her thyroid medication.

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

The trial lasted four days.

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