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President's uncle charged with DUI in Mass.

August 29, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
President Barack Obama's uncle has been charged with drunk driving in Massachusetts and is being held by immigration officials.

Onyango Obama was arrested last week in Framingham, about 20 miles west of Boston, after police said he made a rolling stop and nearly crashed.

Police said when asked if he wanted to make a phone call, the president's uncle said, "I think I will call the White House."

Onyango Obama, who is originally from Kenya, is being held without bail.

A spokesman for ICE declined to comment on Obama's immigration case, and the White House had no comment.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.