Reports: Kerry Kennedy Changes Attorneys, Reiterates Plea

Kennedy appeared in North Castle justice court on Tuesday, according to reports.

Kerry Kennedy has changed her legal counsel and reiterated her not guilty plea in connection with her impaired driving charge, according to multiple media reports.

Kennedy, according to the reports, appeared Tuesday evening in North Castle justice court in Armonk. She is accused of impaired driving in connection with a July 13 car accident involving her and truck driver Rocco Scuiletti, who is charged with leaving the scene of an accident. Last week, Scuiletti

Kennedy's new lawyers are William Aronwald and Gerald Lefcourt, according to the media reports. She has switched counsel twice since. She initially had Robert Gottlieb, who is representing her brother, Douglas, in Mount Kisco stemming from his removal of newborn son, Bo, through the building in January. However, she then switched to John D. Pappalardo later during the summer. 

Her new attorneys requested, and got, an adjournment to Nov. 20 at 5 p.m., according to the media reports. 

Kennedy, a Bedford resident, initially told police that she may have mistakenly taken Ambien, which she is prescribed, instead of her thyroid medication. At a press conference held after her first court date on July 17, she announced that a seizure could be the cause of her accident, based on consultation with doctors. Later that month, results came in showing that she tested positive for a form of Ambien. Kennedy released a statement responding to the finding, and said that it now appears that my first instinct was correct."

James Shaffer September 15, 2012 at 08:24 PM
"The driver of the tractor-trailer that she hit pleaded not guilty earlier this month to leaving the scene of an accident. He said he continued his trip because his truck was undamaged." No, he said he pulled over when it was safe, couldn't find a scratch on his rig, and she was long gone, so he went on his way. He was charged with leaving the scene when it is not only stupid but prohibited to park a semi on the shoulder that is not disabled. The rationale for the charge seems to be he was supposed to wait there anyway to show cops his lack of evidence for any crash and be charged for parking on the shoulder and making a false statement and being a truck driver after sundown. - Drew Mack from http://www.newyorkmotorinsurance.com/


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