The trucker driver involved in Kerry Kennedy's North Castle vehicle collision in July will be going to trial, a clerk at North Castle Justice Court confirmed.
Rocco Scuiletti, a 47-year-old Dutchess County resident, appeared Friday before Town Justice Robert McGoey. He hears vehicle and traffic cases then, as opposed to the Tuesday dates set aside for criminal matters.
Scuiletti is accused of leaving the accident scene, which is a non-criminal violation.
Scuiletti also reiterated his not guilty plea, the clerk confirmed. He previously pleaded by mail
"I feel I did nothing wrong," he said to reporters after the appearance, according to Newsday.
About the trial, he said “When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose,” according to the New York Times, while invoking the Bob Dylan song "Like a Rolling Stone."
No trial date has been scheduled, although a date could be picked next week, the office confirmed.
The court apearance functioned as a conference. According to the clerk, they are held after a plea is given, and may or may not result in the defendents taking plea deals.
Kennedy, a Bedford resident, got into the accident on July 13, when her vehicle came into contact with the truck. She has an impaired driving charge against her as a result and her next court date is Sept. 11, 6 p.m. at justice court in Armonk.
Kennedy for a form of the Ambien sleeping medication, which she is prescribed. She initially told police that she may have taken the drug by mistake, instead of a thyroid medication she also has. At a press conference , however, she announced that there was evidence suggesting that she was afflicted with a seizure, based on consulting doctors. When she learned of the test results, , Kennedy said that "it now appears that my first instinct was correct."