It does not sit well for a busy leader like President Barack Obama whose administration is trying to boost its good image on numerous national issues such as unemployment and a dipping economy to have a relative arrested on an embarassing DUI-related incident.
News had it that Onyango Obama, President Obama’s 67-year old uncle, was arrested August 24 on suspicion of drunk driving near the intersection of South and Waverly streets in Framingham, Massachusetts.
According to reports, the President’s long-lost uncle, who was driving a white Mitsubishi SUV, did not yield to oncoming traffic at the said intersection and narrowly missed colliding with an unmarked police vehicle driven by a police officer.
When stopped by the officer, Obama appeared drunk and answered inconsistently and incoherently. Tests later revealed that his blood-alcohol level measured 0.14 percent, above the state's legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Although he has a Social Security card and a Massachusetts driver’s license when arrested, authorities are checking on the older Obama’s immigration status as court documents showed that he had an earlier deportation or removal order.
It is unclear whether or not Obama’s traffic and DUI violations will be pursued but now an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer had taken him into custody and held without bail on a more decent yet less embarrassing case of illegal stay.
Drunk driving violations have resulted in injuries and death across the country. In fact, federal statistics show that nearly 2,500 people get injured or die in DUI-related crashes and collisions yearly. In Los Angeles alone, Hollywood celebrities and prominent people get involved in DUI related accidents almost every week.
If you want to recover compensation for injuries in a DUI-related car accident or other vehicle accidents as a victim, consult with our experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorneys. Call us at 1-866-325-4529 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free case analysis.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Posted by LA Lawyers Journal at 3:32 PM