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DA: Don't Dismiss Bedford's Kerry Kennedy DUI Case In Armonk

After seeking dismissal for her impaired driving case in North Castle, prosecutors are asking a judge to deny the dismissal.
After seeking dismissal for her impaired driving case in North Castle, prosecutors are asking a judge to deny the dismissal. Photo Credit: Michael Nocella

ARMONK, N.Y. – New York prosecutors are asking a judge to deny Bedford resident Kerry Kennedy's request to dismiss her impaired driving charge from her July car accident on Interstate 684 in Armonk.

In court documents made available Tuesday, prosecutors argue that Kennedy's case should be treated like any other first-time offender, according to Fox News .

In a motion filed in North Castle Town Court last month, Kennedy’s lawyers said she accidently took a sleeping pill on July 13, 2012 before she collided with a tractor-trailer on I-684.

Prosecutors said a trial should be held to determine Kennedy's intention of taking the pill.

Kennedy, one of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's 11 children and the ex-wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, originally pleaded not guilty to the charge of driving while ability impaired and said she suffered from a "complex partial seizure" while driving. Results of a neurological test at Mount Sinai Medical Center showed the blackout was caused by a seizure, but toxicology tests revealed she had the prescription drug Ambien in her system at the time.

Kennedy's lawyer plans to respond to the motion later this month.

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