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Kerry Kennedy to take stand at NY drugged-driving trial; lawyer says prosecution helping

Kerry Kennedy, center, arrives, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at a courthouse for her trial in White Plains, NY. In 2012, Kennedy, the ex-wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was arrested after her car hit a tractor-trailer on an interstate highway near her home outside New York City. She drove to the next exit, where she failed a sobriety test, police said. Blood tests revealed a small amount of the sleeping drug zolpidem. Kennedy claims she accidentally took a sleeping pill instead of her daily thyroid medication. The trial is expected to last a week. (AP Photo/The Journal News, Ricky Flores)

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Kerry Kennedy, center, arrives, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at a courthouse for her trial in White Plains, NY. In 2012, Kennedy, the ex-wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was arrested after her car hit a tractor-trailer on an interstate highway near her home outside New York City. She drove to the next exit, where she failed a sobriety test, police said. Blood tests revealed a small amount of the sleeping drug zolpidem. Kennedy claims she accidentally took a sleeping pill instead of her daily thyroid medication. The trial is expected to last a week. (AP Photo/The Journal News, Ricky Flores)

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The lawyer defending Kerry Kennedy against a drugged-driving charge in New York says so far, the witnesses are helping his case. And those are the prosecution witnesses.

Now he'll let Kennedy herself try to convince a jury to acquit her. He says he expects her to testify Wednesday.

Kennedy was charged after her Lexus swerved into a tractor-trailer on an interstate highway in 2012. Blood tests detected a sleeping drug, and she said she accidentally took an Ambien instead of her daily thyroid pill.

On Tuesday, the prosecution's toxicology expert said she doesn't know whether Kennedy would have realized she was driving erratically after taking the sleeping pill. That seemed to undercut the prosecution's claim that Kennedy should have pulled over as she felt the drug's effects.

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