President Obama’s illegal-alien uncle is once again a fully legal Massachusetts driver, reclaiming his license this afternoon after serving a 45-day suspension he agreed to as part of a plea deal in a drunken-driving rap.
Onyango Obama, 67, walked into the Registry of Motor Vehicles’ Worcester branch about 2:30 this afternoon and walked out moments later with a new license, according to RMV spokeswoman Sara Lavoie.
Obama had been driving for about a month and a half on a hardship license, which allowed him to get behind the wheel only during certain hours. “The hardship restriction was lifted today as allowed by law,” Lavoie said. Obama has held a Massachusetts license since at least the early 1990s, officials say; the RMV does not check immigration status and Obama did have a valid Social Security number as required.
Framingham cops busted Obama on drunken-driving charges in August. After posting a vigorous fight to the charges early on, he pleaded to the facts of the case in March, meaning he admitted police had enough evidence to convict him. The case was continued without a finding for a year, meaning he will avoid further punishment if he stays out of trouble