according to news reports.The jury apparently agreed with Kerry Kennedy's defense,
Kennedy was "sleep driving" when her vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 684, her lawyers said. Her trial for misdemeanor driving while intoxicated started Monday in White Plains.
The defense team maintained that Kennedy, a member of the famous family,took a prescribed sleeping pill accidentally, mistaking it for her thyroid medication before she left her Bedford home and headed to the gym on the morning of July 13, 2012. No one was injured in the crash.
The prosecution had argued that she shouldn't have made the mistake, gotten behind the wheel or driven away from the crash.
The defense also said that anyone not famous and not a Kennedy would have been offered a reduced charge in exchange for a guilty plea, as is common for first-time driving-while-under-the-influence charges.