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Obama uncle admits facts in drunken driving case



Published: Tue, March 27, 2012 @ 1:09 p.m.

Obama uncle admits facts in drunken driving case

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts drunken driving charge against President Barack Obama’s uncle will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble for a year, officials said today.

Onyango Obama, 67, admitted to sufficient facts at a hastily scheduled hearing. That means he didn’t plead guilty but acknowledged Massachusetts prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him.

Onyango Obama is the half brother of the president’s late father. He was arrested in Framingham in August after a police officer said he made a rolling stop at a stop sign and nearly caused the officer’s cruiser to crash into Obama’s sport utility vehicle.

Today, the judge ordered him to give up his driver’s license for 45 days. But he will be allowed to drive to and from his job as the manager of a liquor store in Framingham. Two other traffic violations were dismissed.

“He felt it was in his best interest to put this behind him,” said his attorney, P. Scott Bratton. “He wants to return to his normal, quiet existence in society.”

Obama, who is from Kenya, is also appealing a deportation order that dates to 1992, when he failed to renew his application to remain in the U.S. Bratton called it a technical error. He moved here as a teenager in the early 1960s to live with a host family and attend high school.

Bratton said Obama has had no contact with the White House about the drunken driving case.


Comments

1Billy_Bob(60 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

It's a shame, Goodtime but Hardworking Charlie gets picked up for drinking and driving and they smack him with fines, force him to hire an attorney, and ultimately loses his license for six months and putting him on probation.

Relatives of the Barry Soetoro get in trouble, being in country illegally, drink and drive, lie about their nephew, and they get slapped with a silly "stay out of trouble for a year" and your good to go. WTF is wrong with this country?

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2commoncitizen(961 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

Wasn't Obama's aunt also supposed to be here illeglly? I believe that she's still here, why?
Why doesn't president Obama answer or get involved in these matters--he seems to get involved in other issues.

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3VINDYAK(1799 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

Hey...its a free country, right?

Remember the days when everyone used to say that?

With all the restricitions being put on citizens' rights, I guess you are better off being an alien!

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4najjjj(106 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

Let's shake all your family trees and see what falls out.

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5greene(167 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

Ah, well played toycannon...

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