|English: Kerry Kennedy during a Civil Rights Pilgrimage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Kerry Kennedy, a daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy and the former wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was ticketed for driving under the influence of drugs after an accident in Westchester County, N.Y., state police said.
Her spokesman said later that tests found no drugs or alcohol in her system.
Update at 7:43 p.m. ET: Kerry Kennedy's spokesman says in an e-mail that tests found no drugs or alcohol in her system.
"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," said Ken Sunshine.
On Deadline is seeking confirmation from the New York State Police.
Original post: Kerry Kennedy, a daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy and the former wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was ticketed for driving under the influence of drugs today after her car hit a tractor-trailer, according to news reports.
New York State police cited the 52-year-old Kennedy in the Westchester County town of North Castle about 8 a.m. after 911 calls reported a car driving erratically on Interstate 684. She exited the highway and was found sitting behind the wheel of her disabled 2008 Lexus RS 350, which had sustained damage, including a flat tire, says the The Journal News, published by USA TODAY's parent, Gannett.
Police did not indicate what drugs she may have taken. A source told the New York Daily News she consented to having blood taken.
Kennedy, who lives in nearby Bedford, N.Y., is due in court Tuesday on the charged of driving while ability impaired, a misdemeanor.
She was married to Cuomo from 1991 to 2003 and is the mother of his three daughters.
She was close friends with her sister-in-law Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged wife of her brother Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who committed suicide May 16.
Kerry Kennedy is the founder and president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Humans Rights. She also wrote the best-selling 2008 book Being Catholic.