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Obama uncle wants DUI charge thrown out

Nov. 17, 2011 at 12:07 PM

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The illegal alien uncle of President Obama says his arrest on a drunken driving charge violated his U.S. constitutional rights and he wants the case thrown out.

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.

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