As a follow-up to our recent post about Kerry Kennedy’s drugged driving trial, the defendant’s own reactions to her successful misdemeanor defense are notable.
As a preliminary matter, the distinction between criminal and civil liability should be noted. Kennedy admitted to mistakenly taking a sleeping pill before the afternoon accident, believing it to be her thyroid medication. The pill apparently had a dramatic effect on her ability to drive. According to eyewitnesses, Kennedy swerved for several miles before sideswiping another vehicle. When police arrived on the scene, they found Kennedy slumped over the wheel.