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A jury on Friday acquitted Kerry Kennedy, former wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, of knowingly driving while under the influence of sleeping pills.
Kennedy was charged with a misdemeanor for driving while impaired in July 2012 after she crashed her car into a tractor-trailer and then failed multiple sobriety tests. Kennedy claimed in court she'd accidentally taken a sleeping pill, mistaking it for her thyroid medication. Had she been convicted, she could have faced up to a year in jail.