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Obama’s Uncle Due In Court This Week For Drunk Driving Case

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Onyango Obama (Photo courtesy: Framingham Police)

Onyango Obama (Photo courtesy: Framingham Police)

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FRAMINGHAM (AP) — President Barack Obama’s uncle will be back in court on drunken driving charges this week, when his lawyer is expected to ask a judge to toss out the results of a blood-alcohol test and statements he made to police.

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

Police said Obama registered 0.14 on a blood-alcohol test. The state’s legal limit is 0.08.

A judge is expected to hear arguments Thursday on a motion to suppress statements he made to police and the test results.

Immigration officials allege that Obama, originally from Kenya, violated a 1992 order to return to Kenya.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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