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Sen. John Kerry's daughter was under the legal drinking limit when arrested, city attorney says

November 23, 2009 |  1:31 pm
Charges will not be filed against Sen. John F. Kerry's 36-year-old daughter after she was arrested in Hollywood last week on suspicion of driving under the influence, prosecutors said today.

The decision was made based on lack of evidence, said Frank Mateljan a spokesman for the L.A. city attorney's office.

"Our folks took a look at the report that was sent over by the LAPD, and after a review of all the evidence we felt there was insufficient evidence, so we declined to file on this matter," Mateljan said.
Alexandra Kerry was arrested after a traffic stop at about 12:40 a.m. Thursday, police said. Officers detected signs that she was under the influence, and she was booked at the Hollywood station, police said.

A Breathalyzer test showed she was under the legal limit, police said.

She was released about 5:30 a.m. after posting $5,000 bail.

Alexandra Kerry, a film producer and director, is the eldest daughter of Sen. Kerry (D-Mass.), the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee.

--Baxter Holmes