Kerry Kennedy Not Guilty in Ambien-Related DUI

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Kerry Kennedy initially said a seizure had probably caused her to crash into a truck on Interstate 684 in 2012. But another theory won out: She was on the sleeping medication Ambien, which she said she had taken accidentally instead of her thyroid medication. On Friday, a jury concluded that she was right, and acquitted JFK's niece (also Governor Andrew Cuomo's ex-wife) of the misdemeanor charge that could have landed her in jail for a year.