President Obama’s uncle wants OUI case tossed
By Marie Szaniszlo
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - Updated 11 minutes ago
President Obama’s illegal alien half-uncle argued in court today his arrest on a drunken driving charge this summer violated his constitutional rights and he wants evidence suppressed and the case thrown out.
Onyango Obama’s lawyer filed a motion to suppress in Framingham District Court today, claiming he questions the legality of the illegal alien’s Aug. 24 arrest on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and whether the arrest violated Obama’s Fourth Amendment rights against unlawful search and seizure.
The motion is to suppress the entire traffic stop by police that night, on claims Obama was not committing any motor vehicle violations that night at 7.
Obama blew a .14 on the Breathalyzer, police reported, well above the legal limit of .08.
Obama, a liquor store clerk who entered the United States illegally from Kenya and has defied a deportation order for nearly two decades, is accused of driving drunk and nearly crashing in to an unmarked Framingham police cruiser.
Obama is the half-brother of President Obama’s father.
A hearing on the motion is scheduled for Jan. 12. Obama, who is 67 years old and was called “Uncle Omar” by the president in his book “Dreams From My Father,” has pleaded not guilty.
At last report, Obama had resumed work at Conti Liquors in Framingham after his release from custody.