Trucker in Kerry Kennedy's NY auto crash charged

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2010 file photo, Kerry Kennedy, attends the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights 2010 Ripple of Hope Awards Dinner New York. Police say the former wife of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, has been arrested on Friday, July 13, 2012, for driving while impaired by drugs after colliding with a tractor-trailer in North Castle, N.Y. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

July 19, 2012 7:40:19 AM PDT
The driver of the truck struck by the ex-wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident without reporting it.

The driver of the truck struck by the ex-wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been issued a summons for leaving the scene of an accident.

Rocco Scuiletti, of Poughkeepsie, was sideswiped Friday by Kerry Kennedy's Lexus on Interstate 684 north of New York City.

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

State police told Newsday Westchester that 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's the daughter of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.


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