RFK Jr.'s Wife Busted for DUI—Again

Mary Kennedy was allegedly on drugs this time
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2010 7:11 AM CDT
RFK Jr.'s Wife Busted for DUI—Again
A May 2010 file police booking photo released by the Westchester County District Attorney's Office in White Plains, NY shows Mary Richardson Kennedy.   (AP Photo/Westchester County District Attorney's Office)

(Newser) – Three months after her drunk driving arrest, Mary Richardson Kennedy has been charged again with driving under the influence—of prescription drugs, this time. The soon-to-be-ex-wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. had her license suspended a month ago following her May 15 DUI arrest, but was allowed to drive in certain circumstances, like to take classes at an accredited school. When police stopped her Saturday morning driving 82mph, she said she was going to a yoga class.

After Kennedy’s original DUI arrest, rumors of marriage trouble bubbled to the surface, then reports that RFK Jr. had already filed for divorce. Even so, her mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and, oddly enough, actor Dan Aykroyd, wrote letters of support on Kennedy’s behalf, and she was allowed to plead guilty to driving while impaired, a lesser charge. At the time, the judge warned her to stay out of trouble, the Journal News reports, because “I don’t think you want to go through this again.”
(Read more Mary Kennedy stories.)

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