Obama's uncle arrested in Massachusetts
August 29th, 2011
04:59 PM ET
7 years ago

Obama's uncle arrested in Massachusetts

(CNN) - An uncle of President Barack Obama was arrested last week in Framingham, Massachusetts, for allegedly operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, police Lt. Ronald Brandolini told CNN on Monday.

Onyango Obama was arrested on Wednesday after failing a field sobriety test, Brandolini said.


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soundoff (43 Responses)

    BFD! George W. Bush got a DWI in Texas and he became POTUS.

    August 29, 2011 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  2. Ben Dover

    Show me a family tree that dosn"t have a nut or two.

    August 29, 2011 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  3. Sheri

    I love all of the comments about taking his driver's license away. The man isn't even a legal citizen and it's not his first DUI. Wake up people.

    August 29, 2011 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  4. malabar

    this is where libs forget about levi johnston and his mother. the two of them don't even share blood with Sarah but somehow their prblems were supposed to be a reflection on her. now do you see how pathetic and childish you sound?

    August 29, 2011 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  5. FM

    So the President has to pay for the sin of his uncle? Did he ask him to commit the crime?

    August 29, 2011 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  6. just an observer

    How did he have a valid driver's license. I ask because that is not one of the charges.

    August 29, 2011 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  7. AC

    I agree that the arrest of Obama's uncle should not directly reflect on him per se, but one has to wonder how much he knows about members of his family members living here in the United States illegally and how this knowledge may or may not be shaping the administrations immigration policies. I also think it is a big deal if the President has knowledge that members of his family are here illegally and does nothing to enforce the federal immigration laws as his job is the execution of those laws.

    August 29, 2011 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  8. ObamaCares

    Ok, okay, Bush's daughters were drunks too, so is Boaener. What's the big deal?

    August 29, 2011 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  9. Dee

    What has this got to do with President Obama? Nothing there are more important things going on in this country people are arrested all the time for being drunk. He has no control over his uncle so what?

    August 30, 2011 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  10. Pablo

    He is an illegal immigrant!!!!!!!

    August 30, 2011 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  11. PhonyRepubs

    Ha ha. The repubs are ecstatic over this. This is all they have. They are crying out for help!
    As they are loosing big time!
    Nary a mention from the party that Bushie himself was a drunk and was arrested but daddy-0 bailed him out again.
    Don't even pay attention to these 'Baggers as their words are nothing but lies!

    Obama/ Biden 2012!

    August 30, 2011 02:50 am at 2:50 am |
  12. peace

    who give a dam million others has gotten caught for dui I know he is not the first and want be the last.

    August 30, 2011 05:47 am at 5:47 am |
  13. willard

    I'm belived that obama uncle was not born in unted state of amercian. So ithink so obama and his uncle are involed to birther creficate of untied state american

    August 30, 2011 07:32 am at 7:32 am |
  14. panola

    Ha-ha – Under Obama's new illegal alien policy this guy can get amnesty and a work permit because his crimes were not violent.

    August 30, 2011 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  15. westillbelieve2012

    I still believe and support our president! @wsb2012

    August 30, 2011 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  16. westillbelieve2012

    I still believe and support our president! Follow at wsb2012

    August 30, 2011 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  17. marckhimlousey

    Let’s call it for what it is; an embarrassment for the President.
    What is hypocritical of those comments claming that this is a none story and should not in any way reflect on Obama is true. But like anything else with Liberals it depends on who is being embarrassed.
    I seen some of the most despicable comments made towards Republicans or Conservatives for lesser incidents; such as the lie that Palin said she could see Russia from her window; but it actually was Tina Fay in a comedy skit on SNL. But it didn’t stop all you hypocritical Liberals from running with that line as being true. This was just one example of how Liberals will take joy in stupid little untruths when it’s directed at Republicans or Conservatives.

    August 30, 2011 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  18. M

    I don't care who he's related to, he's in the country illegally. Deport him.

    August 30, 2011 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
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