Just like Patches, she’s claiming she took Ambien.
Via ABC News:
New questions are being raised about the sleeping pill Ambien after Kerry Kennedy, the ex-wife of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, may have been under the influence of the sleeping aid when she was involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer on a New York highway and left the scene.
Kennedy was arrested and charged with driving while impaired Friday. She is due in court Tuesday.
ABC News has learned that Kennedy told police she had been taking Ambien sometime Friday morning. But her family said in a statement released to ABC News that there were no drugs involved.
“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,” the Kennedy family said in a statement released Friday.
The results of Kennedy’s toxicology tests are still pending. But legal analysts say whatever they show could play a big role in her defense.
“Ambien has a short half life, so by the time she went to the hospital and by the time her blood was analyzed, the drug actually could have disappeared from her system,” criminal defense attorney Dana Cole said.