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Obama Uncle Admits Facts In Drunken Driving Case

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A Massachusetts drunken driving charge against President Barack Obama's uncle will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble for a year.

Onyango Obama pleaded to what's known as sufficient facts at a hastily scheduled hearing Tuesday. That means the 67-year-old doesn't plead guilty but acknowledges Massachusetts prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him on a drunken driving charge.

His attorney says he's a productive member of society and wants to get back to his quiet existence.

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 appealing a deportation order.

This program aired on March 27, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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