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NY jury weighs Kerry Kennedy drugged-driving case

Updated Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 | 6:59 a.m.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The jury is back at work at Kerry Kennedy's New York drugged-driving trial.

Both sides agree she didn't mean to take a sleeping pill before she set out for the gym, veered into a truck and ended up slumped and disoriented at the wheel.

But jurors now must decide whether she realized she was impaired and should have pulled over.

They resumed deliberations Friday morning after talking for about 45 minutes Thursday in White Plains.

Kennedy is a daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and the ex-wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. She was arrested in 2012 on a misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired.

She says she accidentally took the sleeping drug zolpidem instead of a thyroid medication and had no idea it was affecting her as she drove.