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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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61.

bunny    

Why would anyone take Ambien and go out driving? Hmmm, Ambien=sleep aid.

775 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

SOOO glad I am NOT a Kennedy.

775 days ago
63.

Morgan    

At least she didn't flee the scene leaving a women to die in her backseat...

775 days ago
64.

Marbut    

I thought all them kennedys were dead of un-natural causes already.

775 days ago
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darcy hill    

Oh, the Ambien defense. Just like her cousin Patrick Kennedy a few years ago when he crashed his car in DC.

775 days ago
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ragu4u    

Forget those freakin Kennedy's. They're NOBODY anymore. In fact, the entire clan NEVER WAS anybody to speak of except for a bunch of privileged crooks.

775 days ago
67.

mlarke    

Illuminati + kennedy google it

775 days ago
68.

Houstongirl    

Big surprise. A Kennedy on drugs.

775 days ago
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pragmatist    

Ambien is a disassociative hypnotic. Effects mimicing sleepwalking occur with startling frequency if one doesn't get to sleep after taking ambien. Taking more than 20mg pretty much guarantees you're going to pseduo sleepwalk. The disassociative effects allow you to drive around all night and not realize it until the next day when it wears off. I should know, it happened to me. After the second time, I learned EVERYTHING about the drug so i could understand what was going on. Ambien DOES cause this disassociated, nomadic behavior. So lighten up on berating her.

775 days ago
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NoBozo    

Sick of any story with the word "Kennedy" in it. Who cares about these over privileged minion of an Irish bootlegger.

775 days ago
71.

saynotolies    

Another Kennedy living up to their name!

774 days ago
72.

sam    

Karma is a bitch...or is the Mary curse?

774 days ago
73.

What I Think    

I've always said that the whole Kennedy clan were nothing but white trash with money and they keep on proving it again and again and again.

774 days ago
74.

patty    

I ask you..Why would a perfectly intelligent woman take an Ambien and then get behind the wheel of her car? What is with this Kennedy clan..They don't value their life or anyone elses as long as they do what they chose.

774 days ago
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