NY DA: Don't dismiss Kennedy drugged-driving case

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Posted: Apr 02, 2013 6:03 PM
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — New York prosecutors are asking a judge to deny a motion to dismiss a drugged-driving case against Kerry Kennedy, the ex-wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.In court documents made available Tuesday, prosecutors argue that Kennedy's case should move forward as it would for other first-time offenders.Lawyers for Kennedy had argued in a motion filed in North Castle Town Court last month that she had accidently taken a sleeping pill on July 13, 2012, before she swerved into a tractor-trailer on a highway and was arrested.But prosecutors argue that a trial should be held to determine whether Kennedy accidentally took the pill.A lawyer for Kennedy says he'll respond to the motion this month.Kennedy is the seventh of 11 children of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.