Sleeping drug found in Kerry Kennedy's system
Event MC Kerry Kennedy the 2012 Jefferson awards for public service at The Pierre Hotel on March 6, 2012 in New York City. / Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images
(AP) WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A court document says the drug found in Ambien sleeping pills was found in Kerry Kennedy's blood after her recent New York auto accident.
A urine test found no trace of alcohol.
The ex-wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and daughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy said a week ago that her doctors thought a seizure caused the July 11 accident. She said their tests found no alcohol, recreational drugs or prescription medication.
She acknowledged she told a police officer she might have taken an Ambien by accident instead of thyroid medication.
The document is a deposition from a toxicologist who analyzed the blood and urine. She said she found zolpidem, the drug in Ambien, in the blood.
A call to Kennedy's lawyer was not immediately returned.
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