The Kennedys have long been part of American life and it is Robert F. Kennedy's daughter Kerry who has been in the spotlight the past year and a half. The 54-year-old was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs after she crashed her car in May 2012. Kennedy fought the misdemeanor charge and was acquitted earlier this week.
What was Kennedy's defense? There was no question that Kennedy had been driving with a powerful sleeping aid in her system, but it was how it got there that was crux of the defense. Prosecutors needed to show that Kennedy knowingly ingested the medicine before getting behind the wheel, something they were obviously unable to do.