Kerry Kennedy lawyer wants NY driving case tossed

ARMONK, N.Y. (AP) — An attorney for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's ex-wife, Kerry Kennedy, says he will try to get her drugged driving case dismissed.

Kennedy made a brief appearance Tuesday in North Castle Town Court.

The judge set a March 1 date for defense motions. Her attorney said afterward that he will file a motion to dismiss the case.

Kennedy was arrested July 13 after police said her Lexus swerved into a tractor-trailer on Interstate 684 in North Castle.

Tests found a small amount of a sleeping drug in Kennedy's blood. She says she believes she accidentally took Ambien instead of her thyroid medication. No trace of alcohol was found.

Kennedy has pleaded not guilty.

She is the daughter of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and niece of President John F. Kennedy.

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