FRAMINGHAM (AP) — President Barack Obama’s uncle plans to argue that police did not have the right to stop his car before his arrest on a drunken driving charge.

A lawyer for Onyango Obama told a judge Thursday he plans to file a motion to suppress the traffic stop that led to his client’s arrest in August because Obama was not committing any motor vehicle violations.

Obama did not speak during the brief appearance in Framingham District Court.

WBZ-TV’s Alana Gomez reports.

A hearing on the motion is scheduled for Jan. 12.

Obama has pleaded not guilty.

Obama is the half-brother of the president’s late father.

He was initially held without bail on a detainer from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials on allegations he violated an order to return to Kenya, but has since been released.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

Comments (13)
  1. sloopjohnB2 says:

    This guy is an illegal alien. He has NO rights. He should be deported.

  2. bp says:

    His nephew will get him off. He should be deported.

  3. Denise says:

    Was he drunk – was he driving – who cares what he “thinks”… he was breaking the law – AND he’s an illegal alien – which is again breaking the law… Can you imagine if we were in their country and any of this happened to us?? No wonders they come here to break the laws… They all seem to know the criminals get all the justice!

  4. Mark says:

    he is breaking the just being here

  5. Marty says:

    IF any of us real people actually tried to pull a stunt like this (after being in the same situation) we would be thrown in jail for years on end!! Ideally, obummer will be too, but we all know he will be let off. Normally when you try to fight a charge that you’re blatently guilty of they will relaly throw the book at you. Lets hope that happens in this case. Still not sure why they don’t just deport the criminal!

  6. Freer Huguenot says:

    This guy and his lawyer need to read the spotlight report on drunk driving in the Boston Globe this past Sunday – excellent reporting by the Globe!

    Sorry to tell you Marty but the average joe can beat the wrap very easily – read the spotlight report on how drunk drivers waive jury trials and go solely before our judges who usually rule not guilty – in fact some judges rule not guilty in 96% of the cases they hear.

    We’re talking about drunks who cause property damage, personal injury and are often repeat offenders that our judges let off as not guilty.

    Want to really get worked up, sickened, disgusted… then read this report and then get outraged.

  7. Matt says:

    Do what I did. Request a bench trial, question the officers training and the equipment being used, use and injury (fake) to help explain your “staggering”. Cost me less than $600 and got off. No mention of it being on my record. I was hammered. Blew a 0.28.

    1. Willow says:

      Now that’s something to be proud of. Just because you are here legally, I presume, and Mr. Obama is not, doesn’t make either of you better then the other.

      Yes, he should be presecuted and then deported no matter the outcome.

    2. MattIsDumb says:

      Matt you’re a goon

  8. taxedout says:

    What’s the problem, he didn’t Kill anybody did he???? Yet!!!! Only in this state an illegal fights a drunk driving charge. I thought he also had a SS card, nothing but the best for Obama’s aunt and uncle, and why not, we are paying for them!!!

  9. John A says:

    Who is paying the Lawyers tab for all this legal maneuvering that is taking place ? Oh I know it’s being done Pro Bono……. A lawyer — no name mentioned– spoke on Unclle’s behalf in Court. Does said layer have any ties to Auntie’s lady Lawyer from Chicago ? Move along folks,,,,nothing to see here….everything is under control…..move along.. I think of the a Jay and the Americans song from some years ago “Only in America”. Ya’ll stay cool.up there in the Commonwealth.

  10. emom says:

    Obama’s aunt and uncle get a home, money, food stamps, healthcare, public assistance, and I bet they also get food stamps and a few other perks, YET unemployed folks cant get a break, some can not get any free assistance they have to pay something, some is not cheap. FOOD STAMPS really not unless you have zero coming in and then its not much. yeah and they both are not American citizens but illegals and that seems to be OK with the state,,, what a surprise,, And he has a Social Security card really and how in the world did he obtain one., OH wait he lied borrowed someons ID to get it,, HOW.

  11. taxedout says:

    93 million spent in 2010 on health care for illegals in this state. I guess that money could not have been spent to Lower towns tax rates, or help some unfortunates stay alive!!! No secure communites for our Gov and his understudy the lovely Ms Warren!!!

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