Obama's uncle enters plea in drunken driving case
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—President Barack Obama's uncle has entered a plea to drunken driving charges in Massachusetts that acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him.
Onyango Obama pleaded to what's known as sufficient facts at a hastily scheduled hearing Tuesday.
That means if the 67-year-old stays out of trouble for a year, the charge will be dismissed from his record.
Onyango Obama is the half-brother of the president's late father. He was arrested in Framingham in August after a police officer said he made a rolling stop at a stop sign and nearly caused his cruiser to crash into Obama's sport utility vehicle.
Obama, who is from Kenya, is currently appealing a deportation order and his lawyer says the drunken driving case shouldn't affect that process.