President Barack Obama’s uncle, Onyango Obama, was released from jail Thursday after a DUI arrest. Onyango is the half brother to the president’s father. He is a native of Kenya and was in the United States illegally.
According to the police report after booking, Onyango was asked if he wanted to make his one phone call. To which he replied, “I think I will call the White House.”
Known to President Barack as “Uncle Omar,” he was arrested last month in Framingham, Massachusett’s for allegedly driving under the influence. However he was being held by Customs on separate immigration charges, that he allegedly violated an order to return to his native Kenya in 1992. The circumstances of his release from jail where unreported.
Federal immigration officials haven’t said whether 67-year-old Omar Onyango posted bond in Framingham District Court, whether they are keeping track of his whereabouts, or whether they are still seeking his deportation, the Globe reported.
A Cleveland attorney named Scott Bratton, who has been working on Onyango’s and Obama’s Zeituni Onyango’s, immigration problems, hired a local Massachusett’s attorney also named Scott Bratton to aid Onyango in his release from jail. The second Bratton, in Mass. is also the defense attorney for the motorcycle gang “Hell’s Angel.”
On the night of his DUI arrests police say, the sports utility vehicle, Onyango was driving failed to stop at an intersection and almost collided into an unmarked police vehicle. Onyango then failed several field sobriety tests and blew a reading of 0.14 percent on a blood-alcohol breath test, which is above the maximum blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent when driving in Massachusetts.
No one is certain if he ever called the White House from jail. Brian P. Hale, a spokesman for the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said as for now, “he will be required to check in regularly with immigration authorities.”