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Kerry Kennedy Arrested

Driving Under the

Influence of Drugs

7/13/2012 3:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Robert F. Kennedy's daughter Kerry Kennedy was arrested in New York this morning after cops say she was driving while under the influence of drugs ... and crashed into a tractor-trailer.

The State Police released a statement saying they received 911 calls around 8:00 AM reporting a woman in a 2008 Lexus who was driving in an "erratic manner."

When cops arrived to the scene ... officers found Kerry's damaged car nearby ... with Kennedy seated behind the wheel.

Officers approached the vehicle and determined Kennedy was under the influence of drugs.

According to WABC in NY, Kennedy told the officers she had taken an ambien -- a powerful prescription sleeping pill.

52-year-old Kennedy was arrested and charged with driving while impaired by drugs.

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viktor    

A Kennedy drunk behind the steering wheel of a car? Who woulda thunk? Usually they swim away...
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775 days ago
17.

Jasel    

You have to be dumb as **** to drive on that stuff.

775 days ago
18.

Majestik    

I swear to god with this family, this is DNA related, there's is nothing but Genetic Garbage. Now I can count the days till the next "Who's done what?" from the Kennedy clan.

775 days ago
19.

the sea    

She was best friends with her brother's wife Mary who recently committed suicide.

775 days ago
20.

jay71504    

it's okaaaaaaay...she is a kennedy.

775 days ago
21.

Trace    

The world would certainly be a MUCH better place without this Kennedy s***. This has nothing to do with anything supernatural like a curse. For heaven's sake, these Kennedy creeps are just low-life druggies. Enough already.

775 days ago
22.

Carla628    

She looks awful.....why booze and drugs . ppl you should do something for others. so selfish.

775 days ago
23.

buzz kill    

Must be a family thing. Who takes a sleeping pill and then goes for a drive.

775 days ago
24.

NoBreederRat    

Thanks for the laugh, Kerry. Yeah, Karma is a real b***h and so are you for everything you said about Mary and how you failed to help her. Some best friend. The Kennedy family left Mary alone, suicidal, bankrupt, facing having to leave her home and give up custodial rights of her children to her philandering husband in the midst of a vicious divorce battle. She had to borrow money for gas and food because your brother cut her off financially. He and Cheryl will hopefully get their due. Your wealth and influence can't touch Mary now. She finally has all the power.

775 days ago
25.

Joanne    

FFS, this ridiculous family should all be banned from operating anything with an engine in it. They're menaces to society!

775 days ago
26.

No comment    

If she would have been pulled over she would have been driven home. With the crash the police couldn't cover it up. Unlike US commerce secretary John Bryson who the L.A. DA's officer covered up his Ambien crash. They didn't release his level of Ambien intoxication. Good thing he had to resign.

775 days ago
27.

static    

A 2008 Lexus?! I thought those people were rich.

775 days ago
28.

USArmy    

Anything new here? Another Kennedy who won't be held responsible.

775 days ago
29.

bluemoon    

I'll bet she gets off with a slap on the wrist. Another Kennedy low-life - probably needed to drug herself up to try forget how she's been smearing Mary Kennedy and trying to cover up the reasons she killed herself.

Off with you, Kennedy trash!

775 days ago
30.

sotiredofthis    

HELLO! Ambien isn't illegal. And, you can't blow a whatever.0 on it. Just tell a lie about what you took/drankmorethanlikely, go to confession and it's done. Not even the American Royalty (yeah, right) are stupid enough to actually take an Ambien and drive. Poor old Ambien gets blamed again.

775 days ago
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