Posted by: Ann Corcoran | January 14, 2012

Uncle Omar update: his lawyer is going after the arresting officer

Remember Uncle Omar (aka Onyango Obama) who was arrested last summer for drunk driving after he nearly collided with a police officer in Boston.  Subsequently it was determined that Obama was in the country illegally after having ignored a deportation order many years ago.  Now, Obama’s lawyer is going after the arresting officer with claims that he–the officer–is a rotten driver.

However, that doesn’t exonerate Uncle O. for his drunk driving or his illegal presence in the US.

Here is the story from the Boston Globe (I picked it up in the middle because the first part of the article was setting the stage for readers to doubt the officer):

Krishtal pulled over Onyango Obama, 67, in August after Obama rolled through a stop sign as he turned onto Waverly Street. Obama made the turn so quickly that Krishtal, who was driving on Waverly, nearly collided with him, according to a Framingham police report.

“I was no more than 30 feet from the rear of this vehicle, and it required [my] quickly applying my brakes to avoid striking it,’’ Krishtal wrote.

Krishtal said he had Obama take a chemical breath test when he noticed that his eyes were bloodshot and his speech slurred.

Obama’s lawyer, P. Scott Bratton, filed a motion for Krishtal’s police department driving records. In his motion, Bratton wrote that he believed the records could provide information that contradicted the officer’s account of that day. The motion was withdrawn after town officials provided the reports to Bratton.

Obama, who lives in Framingham, was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol after the test showed his blood-alcohol level to be 0.14 percent, according to a report filed by the Framingham Police Department. The legal limit is .08.

Obama was also charged with failure to yield and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Bratton has also filed paperwork seeking to suppress the chemical breath test and is challenging the legality of Obama’s arrest. A hearing on those issues is scheduled for March 1.

Learn more about Uncle O in a piece written by Sally Jacobs and published in the Boston Globe last Sunday. As the author of a biography on Barack Sr. (The Other Barack), Ms. Jacobs is the expert on the African (supposed) roots of our dear leader.  I meant to post her lengthy report on Uncle Omar, who came to the US as a teenager to attend a fancy prep school in Boston and then slipped from view, a couple of days ago, so read it now.

By the way, The Other Barack is one of the best books I’ve read in the past twelve months.


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