A lawyer for Onyango Obama filed a motion to suppress in Framingham District Court in Massachusetts Thursday, arguing his Aug. 24 arrest on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol violated Obama's Fourth Amendment rights against unlawful search and seizure, the Boston Herald reported.
Obama, the half-brother of President Obama's late Kenyan father, works as a liquor store clerk. He entered the United States illegally from Kenya and has defied a deportation order for nearly two decades, the newspaper said.
Police said Onyango Obama was arrested for driving drunk and nearly crashing in to an unmarked Framingham police cruiser.
A hearing on the motion was set for Jan. 12.