And I thought only cops and judges got special handling when they drive drunk….
On the Road Again: Obama’s ‘Drunk Driving’ and Illegal Immigrant Uncle Allowed to Drive Again After Hardship License is Approved
Boston, MA. April 3 –Just a week after President Obama’s uncle pleaded guilty to drunk driving and surrendered his driver’s licence, he’s back behind the wheel.
Onyango Obama, 67, was approved for a ‘hardship licence’ yesterday, which allows him to drive in Massachusetts from noon to midnight.
The Boston Herald reported that Obama, the half brother of the president’s father, convinced a Registry of Motor Vehicles panel that an inability to drive would adversely affect his job as a liquor store manager.
And, despite his status as an illegal immigrant, his request was approved…
Obama, of Kenya, is also appealing a deportation order that dates to 1992, when he failed to renew his application to remain in the U.S.
The drunken driving charge will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble for a year, officials said.
Obama was arrested in Framingham in August after a police officer said he made a rolling stop at a stop sign and nearly caused the officer’s cruiser to crash into his sport utility vehicle. Once pulled over, the DA said Obama’s speech was slurred, ‘his eyes were red and glassy and there was an odor of alcohol coming from inside the motor vehicle.’
Obama then failed several field sobriety tests and his blood alcohol was almost twice over the legal limit, reports the Herald.
It must be nice to be the uncle of the President….