Max Kennedy fined for loud party
Matthew “Max” Kennedy’s headline-grabbing arrest last month at a loud Hyannisport party was quietly settled in a Cape Cod court today with a $150 fine.
Kennedy, 52, appeared today in Barnstable District Court before Judge Kathryn E. Hand, nearly two months ahead of his original Nov. 22 court date. A charge of disorderly conduct was dismissed, though he was found responsible on a noise violation and paid a $150 fine, according to the court clerk’s office.
Kennedy and his daughter Caroline were arrested in late August in Hyannisport after a loud party brought cops calling, the Herald reported.
Caroline Kennedy, 22 also faces a disorderly conduct charge. Her case is still active and she is scheduled to be arraigned on Nov. 22, according to the clerk’s office.
Neither Kennedy’s attorney, Robert C. Gottlieb, nor a spokesperson for Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe immediately returned requests for comment.
Police said officers had responded to noise complaints on Irving Avenue shortly before 1 a.m. on Aug. 20. The elder Kennedy was arrested after police said he argued with officers and threw himself into a wall and smashed a cabinet filled with “glass valuables.”
Caroline Kennedy was arrested when she opened the door of the police cruiser in which her father had been put. She later admitted to being drunk, according to a police report that also claimed she told an officer, “I went to Brown and I’m a teacher — sweetheart!” Police wrote she then “stuck her tongue out and repeatedly told me to ‘bleep off’ during booking.”
Max Kennedy is the ninth child of Robert and Ethel Kennedy. He has written two books, including a collection of his father’s letters, and is an attorney.