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Rep. Patrick Kennedy completes probation early for car crash

Rep. Patrick Kennedy completes probation early for car crash

Rep. Patrick Kennedy has completed the probation and court-ordered drug treatment for his middle-of-the-night car crash near the Capitol building last May.
District of Columbia Superior Court Magistrate Judge Aida Melendez approved early termination of Kennedy's probation on April 10, more than two months before it was to end.
"He fulfilled his court-ordered requirements earlier than the date given," Kennedy spokesman Robin Costello said Friday.
Kennedy, a Democrat, met the terms of his probation, including weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and counseling with his physician, Dr. Ronald Smith, according to a review of Kennedy's court records by The Associated Press.
"Mr. Kennedy is genuinely and honestly engaged in his recovery process," Smith wrote in a March 22 letter. "He has continued to attend daily AA meetings for the past year and is clean and sober. ... We remain very optimistic."
Kennedy, the son of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, said in a recent TV interview that he had sought treatment for an addiction to the painkiller OxyContin months before wrecking his car.


Updated : 2021-10-23 07:44 GMT+08:00