Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s wife pleads guilty to impaired driving

July 23rd, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, July 23 (ANI): Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s wife has settled her drunken-driving case without jail time by pleading guilty to a minor charge.

Mary Kennedy, 50, admitted in court that her driving ability was impaired when she drove over a curb outside a school in Bedford, 30 miles north of New York City, in May.

She was arrested May 15 on a charge of driving while intoxicated after a police officer reported seeing her drive over the curb. Her only passenger was a dog.

Police said her blood-alcohol level was 0.11 percent; the legal limit is 0.08 percent.

The charge of driving while ability impaired is a violation and carries no jail time.

Bedford Town Court Judge Judge Kevin Quaranta fined Kennedy 500 dollars, suspended her driver’s license for 90 days and ordered her to attend two drunken-driving programs.

The judge also said Kennedy’s psychiatrist must submit quarterly reports about her progress.

Her lawyer, Kerry Lawrence, said her husband was not among the many relatives and friends who had written supportive letters to the judge.

“He was not asked,” the New York Post quoted Lawrence as saying.

The judge told Kennedy the letters praised “your life, your role as a parent”.

“I hope we don’t see you here again,” he added. (ANI)

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