Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The Taconic Parkway and the Kennedys are back in the papers again because of alcohol. Just one month after Mary Kennedy's license was suspended after she pled guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol the wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was pulled over for speeding on the Taconic Parkway and police suspected that she was under the influence of drugs. The Taconic Parkway was the scene of the tragic Diane Schuler Taconic Parkway accident that claimed the lives of eight people; now, a year later Mary Kennedy is speeding at 82 mph and high on drugs. It seems like the Taconic Parkway is cursed by drugs and alcohol as of late.
WNBC reported that officers suspected that Kennedy was under the influence of prescription medication. What she may or may not have been high on is not clear yet, but, charges have been brought up. Mary Kennedy, like many Kennedy's before her seems to be struggling with addiction considering what has happened since May - first alcohol and now drugs. Mary Kennedy probably needs help and should seek guidance. Kennedy's lawyer, Kerry Lawrence, told The Journal News, "We look forward to defending the charges against Miss Richardson Kennedy." She was able to plea down her drunk driving charge, and now she is scheduled to appear in Pleasant Valley Town Court on Thursday.
Hopefully, the judge will be able to help convince Mary that she needs help. There is a good chance that the Kennedy influence will be able to lessen her charges but the fact still remains that a problem exists. Robert Kennedy, Jr filed for divorce just days before her first DUI, her life is spiraling out of control and now she is using drugs and driving. We will be following this story as it develops; our hope is that she will be able to go to treatment for her problems.