Update: Lawyer Said Mary Kennedy Not Picking Up Children

Lohud reports that the Kennedy family attorney said that Kennedy had made arrangements for someone else to pick up her children.

The Journal News reports on their Lohud  site that Rex Pietrobono, Kennedy family attorney, said that Mary Richardson Kennedy was not picking anyone up when she was charged with driving while intoxicated at the St. Patrick's School carnival Saturday night.

Patch spoke with attorney Rex Pietrobono today, who said that he would provide no further information until her court date.

Kennedy, wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., was arrested for drunken driving outside of the school on May 15, is due to appear in Bedford Town Court on May 27, according to the Bedford Police Department.

The arrest resulted from a DWI incident last Saturday. At approximately 9 p.m., Bedford Officer Andrew Klein was directing pedestrian and vehicular traffic for the St. Patrick's Carnival, at the intersection of Route 22 and Greenwich Road, Lt. Jeff Dickan told Patch today.

Officer Klein observed a Volvo drive onto the curb on north side of the school driveway. After approaching the vehicle, Klein detected the smell of alcohol in the car.

Kennedy informed Klein she was there to pick up people from the carnival. Klein observed that her speech was slurred and asked her to complete field sobriety tests, which she failed.

Kennedy was placed under arrest and transported to the police department. She submitted to a breathalyzer test and had a blood alcohol content of .11 percent. The legal limit is .08 percent. She was released on her own recognizance and will appear in court on May 27.

Her car was towed from the scene. There were no other passengers in the car.

According to police records, the arrest follows two previous visits to their home.

On May 13, police received a 911 call at 9:16 p.m. from the Kennedy residence at 326 South Bedford Road, but the caller hung up before any information was taken. They responded to the scene, and were at the residence for approximately 50 minutes. Kennedy reported that she had an argument with family members. The officers left after filing a New York State domestic incident report, said Dickan.

And on May 10, Bedford police responded to a call from the home regarding a squabble between the Kennedy children, according to Dickan. No further investigation is pending either of the two domestic incidents.


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