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CHARGED: When arrested, President Obama's uncle said he wanted to call the White House

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S uncle told police officers that he wanted to make a call to the White House to request money for bail during a recent arrest, it has been reported.

Onyango Obama, who was arrested in Massachusetts after failing several sobriety tests after he was pulled over, made the surprising request to baffled police officers last week (Aug 24).

The police say that the 67-year-old's alcohol blood level was at 0.14, which is above the state's legal driving limit of 0.08 percent.

It is believed that when the President's uncle was asked if he wanted to make a call to arrange bail, he replied, "I think I'll call the White House."

Onyango was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and failure to yield the right of way.

The Kenyan native, who is the half-brother of the president's late father, is now being held without bail on a detainer from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which said he had an earlier deportation or removal order.

The White House has declined to comment on the arrest.

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