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Saturday, July 14, 2012

More Kennedy woes with DWI rap for Kerry K

More Kennedy woes with DWI rap for Kerry K


More Kennedy woes with DWI rap for Kerry K

By Erin Smith and John Zaremba
Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 
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Turmoil is tearing away at the New York faction of the Kennedy clan for the second time this week with the arrest of Kerry Kennedy on charges the 52-year-old mom was under the influence of drugs when she slammed into a tractor-trailer yesterday — an accusation one close friend tells the Herald is “ridiculous.”
The ex-wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reportedly slammed her 2008 Lexus RS 350 into the big rig on Interstate 684 in North Castle, N.Y., at 8 a.m., according to a police report obtained by the Herald.
Witnesses told police she was driving erratically, the report states.
WABC reported Kennedy told officers she had taken an Ambien, a powerful sleeping pill.
Phil Johnston, former Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman who told the Herald last night Kennedy is a “very close friend,” said it is “ridiculous” to accuse her of being under the influence of anything.
“No way she was under the influence of drugs,” Johnston said. “I don’t believe it for a minute.”
Kerry Kennedy’s spokesman, Ken Sunshine, said she voluntarily took Breathalyzer, blood and urine tests that showed no drugs or alcohol in her system. Sunshine said charges were filed before the test results were available.
Kerry Kennedy has been issued traffic tickets related to the incident.
Kerry Kennedy is one of Robert F. Kennedy’s 11 children and is the mother of three girls. RFK was assassinated in 1968.
In a bizarre revelation this week, Kerry Kennedy’s brother, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., secretly exhumed his estranged wife’s body and relocated her gravesite in a Cape Cod cemetery.
His wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy — who was introduced to him by Kerry Kennedy — took her own life in May.
The town clerk in Barnstable told the Herald she was baffled by Robert F. Kennedy’s move to cov-ertly exhume the body of his estranged wife from St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Barnstable and move her to an isolated plot away from the Kennedy clan without seeking proper permits.
“I’ve never had this happen and I’ve been a clerk for 20 years,” Barnstable Town Clerk Linda Hutchenrider said.
Hutchenrider said she knew nothing of the gravesite switch until the New York Daily News contacted her this week. She said no one from the Kennedy family obtained the $10 permit required by state law to move Richardson Kennedy’s body at the private cemetery.
The Rev. Daniel Lacroix said he directed the church’s grave-digging contractor, Maki Monument Co., to obtain the permit retroactively after he heard media reports about the situation.
The grave-digging contractor was the only person Kennedy contacted about moving the body of Richardson Kennedy to an isolated plot away from the rest of the Kennedy clan, Lacroix said. Cemetery contractor Frank Maki did not return calls from the Herald yesterday.
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