DENVER — The popular sleeping pill Ambien is being linked to a trial involving a member of the famous Kennedy family.
Kerry Kennedy is the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and ex-wife of New York governor Andrew Cuomo. She is accused of driving while intoxicated.
Police say Kennedy hit a tractor trailer then ran off the road, driving on a bare rim at one point.
Police found Kennedy slumped over the wheel passed out. She later failed three sobriety tests.
Kennedy says she mixed up her medications and accidentally took Ambien that morning. Blood tests confirm the drug was in her system, police said.
It’s important to note that millions of people take Ambien without any problems whatsoever. Still, some report that the sleeping pill can have bizarre side effects.
Medical experts also say women can be more susceptible to becoming dependent on sleeping pills in general.