Ethel Kennedy, 85, Attends Daughter Kerry's DUI Trial

Prosecutors claim Kennedy should have stopped driving when she realized she had taken the wrong meds.
3:00 | 02/24/14

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move into a courtroom, here in New York, where today, one of America's most famous families turned out to support one of their own. Kerry Kennedy, who said she had a car accident while driving under the influence of the sleeping pill. The question of sleep-driving took center stage. ABC's linsey Davis was there. Reporter: Today, as Kerry Kennedy headed to court, at her side, the matriarch of the famed Kennedy family, her mother, Ethel Kennedy, and two of her brothers. We're not going to comment until after things are done. Reporter: It's an image we come to expect -- in times of trial, the Kennedy family draws near. The 54-year-old Kerry is the daughter of the late Robert Kennedy. Her brother, bobby, pictured here, and her brother Doug, just a baby in this old photo, were both present in court today. Kennedy is charged with driving under the influence of drugs, after crashing her car back in July of 2012. I want to apologize to the driver of the truck who I apparently hit. And to all those I endangered while driving my car. Reporter: Kennedy contends the morning of the crash, she may have mistakenly taken the powerful sleep drug, ambien, after confusing it with her thyroid pill. In court, her lawyer noted she was rfk's daughter, and, "The niece of our former president, John F. Kennedy," but added Kerry Kennedy "Is not seeking any advantages here because of her famous family." Linsey Davis, ABC news, white plains, New York.

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