ARMONK, N.Y. – Lawyers on both sides of Bedford resident Kerry Kennedy’s impaired driving trial are apparently looking beyond the North Castle Courthouse in Armonk for a bigger space, according to a report by the Associated Press via the Wall Street Journal.
Defense attorney Gerald Lefcourt has reportedly said that Armonk’s 60-seat courtroom won’t be able to hold the expected numbers of reporters, interested residents and a jury for Kennedy’s trial, the report said.
Other venues are being scouted, although no trial date has been set, according to the AP.
Kennedy was arrested in July 2012 after she swerved her Lexus into a tractor-trailer on Interstate 684 in Armonk. She was charged with driving under the influence of an unknown substance, for which she pleaded not guilty, saying she accidently took a sleeping pill.
She tried to have her case dismissed this past May but was denied.
Kennedy is the daughter of Sen. Robert Kennedy and the niece of President John F. Kennedy. She is also the ex-wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.