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Judge: Kerry Kennedy Drugged Driving Trial Too Big for NY Town Courthouse

Kerry Kennedy was arrested last year after swerving her Lexus into a tractor-trailer

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    Kerry Kennedy, ex-wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, speaks after she appeared at the North Castle Justice Court in Armonk, N.Y. Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Kennedy was arrested Friday after state police said her Lexus struck a tractor-trailer on Interstate 684 north of New York. Police said she drove the damaged car off the highway before it became disabled. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    A judge has ruled that the single courtroom in a small New York town can't handle the drugged-driving trial of Kerry Kennedy.

    The district's administrative judge said Wednesday that the case must be moved to the Westchester County courthouse in White Plains.

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    Kerry Kennedy, the ex-wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was arrested in Westchester Friday morning for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs, police said. Pei-Sze Cheng has more. (Published Friday, July 13, 2012)

    He agrees with Kennedy's lawyers that there are obstacles to holding a high-profile trial in the town courtroom in Armonk. He says it has no jury box, no tables for the lawyers and not enough seats or bathrooms.

    Defense attorney Gerald Lefcourt praised the decision. The district attorney's office took no position.

    After an accident last year, tests found a small amount of a sleeping drug in Kennedy's blood. She says she accidentally took a sleeping pill.

    Kennedy is Sen. Robert Kennedy's daughter and President John Kennedy's niece.

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