Obama uncle seeks police officer's driving record

January 11, 2012 - 3:10 PM

BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for President Barack Obama's uncle, an illegal immigrant who is charged with drunken driving, says he will ask prosecutors to turn over the driving record of the police officer who stopped him.

Onyango (ohn-YAHN'-goh) Obama, the half brother of the president's late father, was charged with drunken driving in Framingham in August after he allegedly rolled through a stop sign and nearly caused a police cruiser to strike his SUV.

Obama's lawyer said Wednesday that he will ask prosecutors for Officer Val Krishtal's driving record. A court hearing is scheduled for Thursday.

Krishtal was injured in November when he lost control of his police cruiser and crashed into a stone wall while responding to reports of gunshots.

Framingham police declined to comment Wednesday. A spokeswoman for prosecutors said they would respond in court.