.

Kerry Kennedy Trucker is Heading to Trial

Rocco Scuiletti reiterates not guilty plea. No trial date scheduled yet.

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."

robert davis September 07, 2012 at 07:09 PM
DId Kerry Kennedy get charged with leaving the scene of the accident too? Because she most certainly left the scene of the accidents too
Nummy September 07, 2012 at 08:15 PM
This whole thing just pisses me off, it's all hear say from her, where's the doctors statements. All this "could have" or "might of been", "appears" is her hearsay. As for the driver of the truck, he's going to have to deal with it, after all he should of reported it no matter what happened. Maybe he should of went to the doctor and claim he has DBDC this cause distraction in a man brain and make him forget to call in a police report By the way if you don't know what DBDC is, it's Distracted By D Cups
John Craig September 08, 2012 at 12:37 AM
That's not what "hear say" is.
sayitsnotsojack September 08, 2012 at 01:09 PM
You just knew the Kennedy's would figure a way to weasel out of this, turn the attention to the truck driver who like so many of us might have left also.
NorthCountyHound September 08, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Whats more fake? Obama's BC, SSN, school transcripts, his 2 books or Ms. Kennedy's chest?
Anita September 08, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Too close to call ... I vote they are ALL 100% FAKE ...
Maddie September 08, 2012 at 08:48 PM
The Kennedys have a BS excuse for just about everything.
Cadeyrn September 08, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Poor guy ... sucked into the Kennedy swamp like so many others. But, I might add, he (even now) is more fortunate than some. Some aren't even alive.
Chris Marengo September 10, 2012 at 11:33 AM
At least he wasn't driving with her off a bridge and into the drink. So he's got that going for him.
James Shaffer September 15, 2012 at 08:27 PM
typical protect a kennedy and blame the guy who got hit..wonder which high power westchester politician pulled those strings. - Drew Mack from http://www.newyorkmotorinsurance.com/

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »