Kerry Kennedy charged with driving while on drugs

Kerry Kennedy speaks to the media before the

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Kerry Kennedy speaks to the media before the funeral of sister-in-law Mary Kennedy at Saint Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Bedford. (May 19, 2012) (Credit: Faye Murman)

Kerry Kennedy, the ex-wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, was charged Friday with driving while impaired by drugs after she sideswiped a tractor trailer in northern Westchester County and left the scene.

A law enforcement source said Kennedy told police she had taken Ambien, a prescription drug typically used to combat insomnia. The source said Kennedy was taken...

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