President Barack Obama's 'Uncle Omar' was arrested for drunk driving on August 24 and is being held in jail on suspicion of being in the U.S. illegally. Onyango Obama barely avoided crashing his truck into a police car while over the legal limit, say prosecutors in Framingham, Massachusetts.
After he appeared in court for the drunk-driving charge, a judge ordered that Onyango must be held in custody because there is an outstanding warrant for his arrest as an illegal immigrant.
(Photo by Framingham Police)
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has previously ordered that he should be deported back to Kenya, the court was told. He pleaded not guilty.
A police officer and another driver both slammed on their brakes after Onyango went through a stop sign, the judge was told. Onyango said that he did not believe the police car had stopped suddenly because he did not hear a squeal from the tires.
After being arrested outside Chicken Bone Saloon in Framingham, Onyango was given a Breathalyzer test by police who say he had blood alcohol of 0.14mg. The legal limit in the state is 0.08mg.
Onyango is the son of President Obama's grandfather Hussein Onyango Obama's third wife, Sarah. President Obama's father, Barack Senior, was born to his grandfather's second wife, Akumu. Onyango moved to America in the 1960s.
President Obama wrote in his book 'Dreams from My Father' in 1995 that Onyango Obama was '”the uncle who left for America 25 years ago and had never come back.”