Obama's uncle freed from custody after drunk-driving arrest
September 9th, 2011
09:00 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama's uncle freed from custody after drunk-driving arrest

(CNN) - An uncle of President Barack Obama who was arrested last month for allegedly operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol has been released from custody.

Onyango Obama was freed from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody on Thursday under an order of supervision, according to a statement Friday from Brian P. Hale, director of public affairs for ICE. He will be required to check in regularly with immigration authorities, Hale said.


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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Go Perry

    B.S. God how this president abuses his position...perhaps he thinks HE is God.

    September 9, 2011 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  2. Patrick from Minnesota

    Deport him like the rest! I don't care if he's the President's uncle. If he wants to be American, he needs to go through the legal process just like everyone else!

    September 9, 2011 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    Remember when we found out G.W. Bush had a DUI?

    September 9, 2011 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  4. diridi

    just deport....o.k along with 300,000 violators...o.k, INS, be strict on these, India guys are cheating, nab them....o.k,

    September 9, 2011 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  5. T'sah from Virginia

    There's an uncle like that in everyone's family!!! Next time, just stay off the road!

    September 9, 2011 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  6. Zulu

    I'm glad they kept him locked up, he seemed to think he was above the law at the time of his arrest, telling the officers to call the white house as though his relation to our POTUS was gonna save him...not

    Obama/Biden 2012

    September 9, 2011 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  7. Little Jimmy Truth

    Obama's dearest uncle will give his comment- "Thank you, wonderful citizens of America. America shall pay me free."

    September 9, 2011 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  8. Patsm

    Did they use the Barack Obama breath analyzer?

    September 10, 2011 04:05 am at 4:05 am |
  9. Scott

    Nothing will happen to him. Obama will see to that, we all know Obama does not follow the laws. Obama is one of the most corrupt presidents we have ever had. Just like he approved give the Drug Cartels weapons to kill Americans. Ofcourse he is getting campaign contrubutions under the table from the Drug Cartels. Nixon was less corrupt then him. Obama and the Dem-o-Craps will get kicked to the curb come 2012.

    September 10, 2011 06:39 am at 6:39 am |
  10. Jean

    Unbelievable. This guy's here illegally, obtains a fraudulent ssi #, fraudulent MA driver's license, drives drunk, murder's a US citizen in a most horrific way, runs away, and now the Feds see fit to let him go under an order of supervision. The Feds were supposed to make sure he wasn't in our country to begin with. Gee, I guess all Obama's illegal relatives get a free pass.

    September 10, 2011 07:21 am at 7:21 am |
  11. The Greedy Old Pigs have lost their minds!

    Cue the teatard ranting about improper WH influence, despite no evidence whatsoever, in 3, 2, 1 . . . .

    September 10, 2011 07:36 am at 7:36 am |
  12. larry

    At least its not his daughter like others

    September 10, 2011 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  13. malabar

    Admit it cnn, you are liberal, but even you can not stand the embarrassing and idiotic libs who post here. this is their medicine. cute

    September 10, 2011 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  14. WiredweirdinSF

    Anyone want to bet that the illegal alien uncle is probably a member of the SEIU and collecting all kinds of welfare benefits from this country illegally. That is the liberard way.

    September 10, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  15. Donkey Party

    More red meat for the reich-wingers. CNN, you'll never woo the Fox News droolers over, they think you guys are liberal, idiots.

    September 10, 2011 10:51 am at 10:51 am |