Westchester, New York - A karmic twist has slammed the brakes on top Opus Dei apologist for Ecuador's so-called Justice [sic] Ministry who appeared before a judge on DUI charges today.
Kerry Kennedy, 52, is accused of fleeing the scene of an accident and of driving under the influence of drugs.
She was found by patrol men slumped over the steering wheel of her $150,000 Lexus Kougar following a collision with a tractor-trailer.
If found guilty a drug-driving conviction would easily scupper her lucrative advocacy work for Ecuador's Amazonbotch Coalition of leeches trying to fleece mighty US super major Chevron in a spurious $18 billion environmental pollution lawsuit.
Kennedy was hired by top Amazonbotch mouthpiece Steven Donziger because of her high public profile as the daughter of assassinated former US Attorney General Robert F Kennedy and the ex-wife of New York Mayor Andrew Cuomo.
Earlier this year she was in the news with a reported $40 million pay day for publicly badmouthing US oil company Chevron's corruption and racketeering litigation against a pernicious ragbag of Ecuadorean crooks and their champerty-peddling shyster lawyer cheerleaders.
Tonight a her stellar advocacy career looks in tatters as friends recoiled at the strange turn of events starting with the recent suicide of her best friend Mary Kennedy, the drunken, druggy ex-wife of Kerry's brother Robert F Kennedy Jr...
Meanwhile at the UN in New York senior litigators in the Agency's compliance division recalled Kerry Kennedy's other banana skin moment in 1996 when a sordid honeytrap caught her attempting to blacken the reputation of a top judge investigating member countries' corruption in the illegal export of ivory.
"Yeah, Kerry Kennedy made a right arse mess of her self," a QM-NewsCorpse source said tonight, "and got herself sued for five million dollars.
"Always reckoned she's still pretty sore after having to cough up for opening her daft mouth in public like that!"
The Curse of the Kennedys - the Musical opens up at London's Old Vic theatre on September 1st.