Kerry Kennedy found not guilty
Updated: Friday, February 28 2014, 10:24 AM EST
White Plains, N.Y. (AP) - Kerry Kennedy has been acquitted of drugged driving after she took a sleeping pill and then crashed her car on a New York highway.
Jurors delivered their verdict Friday morning.
Her car hit a tractor-trailer in 2012. She was found slumped at the steering wheel.
Kennedy said she took the sleeping pill by mistake instead of her thyroid medication. She testified that the drug overpowered her and she doesn't remember the crash.
The prosecution said even if the pill were taken accidentally, Kennedy should have pulled over when she felt its effects.
Kennedy is the ex-wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a daughter of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and a niece of President John F. Kennedy.