Trucker in Kerry Kennedy Auto Crash Charged

Investigators charged the driver with leaving the scene without reporting the crash

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012  |  Updated 6:05 PM EDT
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Trucker in Kennedy Auto Crash Charged

Courtesy of New York State Police

Kerry Kennedy has pleaded not guilty to a charge of driving while drug-impaired.

The driver of the truck struck by the ex-wife of Gov. Cuomo has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident without reporting it.

Rocco Scuiletti, 47, of Poughkeepsie was driving on Interstate 684 north of New York City when he was struck by Kerry Kennedy's Lexus on Friday.

She has pleaded not guilty to a charge of driving while drug-impaired. Kennedy said doctors believe the accident was caused by a seizure stemming from an old brain injury.

State police said Scuiletti knew he was involved in an accident and failed to report it. He faces up to a $250 fine or 15 days in jail. He couldn't be reached for comment.
 
Kennedy continued driving after the accident until her car became disabled. She said Tuesday that her car accident was caused by a seizure.
 
It wasn't immediately known if Scuiletti had a lawyer.

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