Kerry Kennedy Arrested in NY After Crashing into Vehicle

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Kerry Kennedy, ex-wife of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, was arrested Friday in New York for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after she crashed into a tractor-trailer and fled the scene.

Police received a 911 call at 8:00 a.m. reporting that a woman in a 2008 Lexus was driving in an "erratic manner."

Officers arrested Kerry, who was sitting slumped behind the wheel of her damaged and disabled car and appeared to be passed out when they arrived on the scene. She denied driving under the influence, though some reports indicate she told police she had taken an Ambien.

Her spokesman Ken Sunshine said, "Kerry Kennedy voluntarily took breathalyzer, blood and urine tests -- all of which showed no drugs or alcohol whatsoever in her system.  The charges were filed before the test results were available."

Police issued Kennedy a traffic ticket and ordered her to return to the town of North Castle Court on Tuesday.

The woman, a lawyer, is the sister of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and has reportedly been grieving the death of her sister-in-law Mary Kennedy, who recently took her own life.

She and Mary were college roommates and it was Kennedy who introduced her close friend to her brother.

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