Obama's uncle arrested on drunken driving charge
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- President Obama's uncle is under arrest and being held by immigration officials. Police in Framingham say he was driving drunk last week and nearly got in an accident with a police officer.
Onyango Obama, 67, allegedly cut off a Framingham police officer in an unmarked cruiser Wednesday night .
“Just because he is related to Obama doesn't mean that he should get away with drinking and driving. What if he hit somebody?” asked Wanda Whitehead.
Court documents say Obama lives in downtown Framingham. Neighbors say lots of relatives apparently live there, but they were not talking.
After being cut off, the officer says he put on his police lights and pulled Obama over. During the police stop the officer reported he smelled alcohol and believed Obama was slurring his words and was unsteady on his feet. According to the report, he also says Obama was argumentative.
According to the police report, Obama told the officer he did not hear his tires screeching and says when offered a call, Obama said, “I think I will call the White House.”
The feds say Obama is an illegal alien and ICE agents took him into custody. He is believed to be the brother of Zeituni Onyango, Obama’s aunt who went through deportation hearings herself but ultimately won the right to stay in this country.
Obama initially denied drinking and then admitted to having one beer and then two. He was arraigned Wednesday and is being held without bail in federal custody.
The White House did not comment.
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