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Obama uncle arrested on drink drive charge

BOSTON, Aug 30 – An uncle of President Barack Obama was arrested last week near Boston on a charge of drunk driving, police said on Monday.

Onyango Obama was arrested in Framingham, Massachusetts, on August 24 and charged in Framingham District Court with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

At the time of his arrest, Obama had “red glassy eyes, slurred speech and a strong odour of alcohol,” police Lieutenant Blaise Tersoni told AFP.

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According to the police report, he insisted he’d had “only two beers,” but still failed several tests. Then when asked if he wanted to call someone, he responded: “I think I’ll call the White House.”

Obama was being held without bail on an immigration detainer – a status usually for people in the United States without a valid visa.

The president’s extended family on his Kenyan father’s side made news last year when his aunt, Zeituni Onyango, who is the sister of Onyango Obama, won a court battle for asylum after being in the country illegally.

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Source- http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2011/08/30/obama-uncle-arrested-on-drink-drive-charge/

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