NY jury weighs Kerry Kennedy drugged-driving case


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Both sides in Kerry Kennedy's New York drugged-driving trial agree she didn't mean to take a sleeping pill before she set out for the gym, veered into a truck and ended up slumped and disoriented at the wheel. But jurors now must decide whether she realized she was impaired and so should have pulled over.

Deliberations are due to resume Friday in Kennedy's trial. Jurors deliberated for about 45 minutes Thursday in White Plains.

Kennedy is a daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and the ex-wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. She was arrested in 2012 on a misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired.

She says she accidentally took the sleeping drug zolpidem instead of a thyroid medication and had no idea how it was affecting her as she drove.

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