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Obama's Uncle Due in Court in Drunk Driving Case

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This Aug. 24, 2011 black-and-white booking photo provided Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 by the Framingham Police Department shows Onyango Obama, arrested in Framingham, Mass., for several infractions, including operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. He is the uncle of President Barack Obama. (AP/Framingham Police Department)

President Barack Obama's uncle is expected to appear in a Massachusetts court on a drunken driving charge.

Onyango Obama pleaded not guilty after he was arrested last month in Framingham. Police allege that he registered a reading of 0.14 percent on a blood-alcohol breath test, which is above the state's legal driving limit of 0.08 percent.

Obama, who is originally from Kenya, is the half-brother of the president's late father.

He was initially held without bail on a detainer from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials on allegations he violated an order issued nearly two decades ago to return to Kenya.

He was later released and ordered to regularly check in with immigration officials.

He is scheduled to appear in Framingham District Court on Thursday.

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