ARMONK, N.Y. (AP) — A judge in New York has refused to dismiss a drugged-driving case against Kerry Kennedy.
In a ruling filed before a Tuesday court session in the case, the judge wrote that Kennedy "cut a wide swath of danger and risk."
Kennedy is the daughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the ex-wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. She was arrested in July after her Lexus swerved into a tractor-trailer near her home north of New York City.
Police said she failed sobriety tests.
A small amount of a sleeping drug was found in Kennedy's blood. She said she believes she accidentally took a sleeping pill that morning instead of thyroid medication.
Prosecutors had argued that dropping the charge would feed the perception that famous people are treated differently.