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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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46.

Jbond1038    

Wonder if she had just left Obama's fundraiser? Just another Kennedy.

647 days ago
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Bridget    

I wonder what Greg Gutfeld (conservative republican) will say on "Red Eye". He always talks about how weird ambien makes him act.


She got charged with a DUI. All first time DUI's I have ever heard of came with probation if no one was hurt. If she gets probation then she will be getting the same sentance a lot of us would get if we did that. If you don't like how lenient the DUI penalty is for a first offender call your reps. But her not getting jail time would be a norm.

647 days ago
48.

Lana Caine    

And another thing, while many believe substance addiction has a genetic component, the Kennedy wives are proof that it is transferable through penetration!

647 days ago
49.

Banjaxed    

A Kennedy....Driving impaired........Preposterous !!!!!!!

647 days ago
50.

Beachbabe    

Why don't you state that Kerry Kennedy was using a prescription drug instead of the headline "DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS"
Where is the plural DRUGS she was accused of taking to make your scandalous headlines.
Shame on you Kennedy haters. The Kennedy's have greatly contributed to our country!
Show me a family that doesn't have members (Especially a family as huge as the Kennedy's) who are either drunks, druggies, etc....
I can't wait to see the ignorant hateful replies against my liking the Kennedy's. LOL ;)

647 days ago
51.

Banjaxed    

A Kennedy....Driving impaired........Preposterous !!!!!!!

647 days ago
52.

tamara    

the Kennedys, Lohan, the Beebs need to stay off the road. Am I missing any other wacky celeb drivers? Oh, Hasselhoff, Gibson.....

647 days ago
53.

Latch Johnson    

Im sure that ticket will disappear as quickly as it was written.

647 days ago
54.

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

No Kennedy should be allowed to operate a motor vehicle. Period.

647 days ago
55.

Ssiouxsi    

SHOCKER!

647 days ago
56.

Eric    

Hey she is a Kennedy! How dare they arrest her For DUI. So what is could have KILLED a innocent child. You would drink too, if you were apart of this family.

647 days ago
57.

Eric    

Hey she is a Kennedy! How dare they arrest her For DUI. So what, yes she could have KILLED a innocent child. You would drink too, if you were apart of this family.

647 days ago
58.

victory    

Who takes Ambien before they start there day? And driving, extremely reckless.

647 days ago
59.

Karl    

It seems that all the Kennedys have the cl******* gene.

647 days ago
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South Beach    

Many uninformed believe, wrongly, that if their driving is impaired due to an over the counter drug, it's ok. They are focused on the "it's not an illegal drug" and not the fact that they are impaired. I've heard this statement made countless times regarding Ambien in particular, and they are always flabbergasted when told "impaired is impaired, you idiot".

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