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obama.jpgOnyango Obama, uncle to United States President Barack Obama, was arrested last week in Framingham and charged with allegedly violating the Massachusetts Drunk Driving Laws.

According to the Framingham Police Department, Obama was stopped last Wednesday when he almost collided with a police cruiser. After pulling him over, the officer reported that Obama’s speech was allegedly slurred, his eyes “red and glassy”, and then allegedly admitted to having drank two beers.

Framingham Police allege that Onyango Obama also failed Field Sobriety Tests, and was ultimately arrested for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol.

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lowe.jpegDerek Lowe, 37, the baseball pitcher who played for the Boston Red Sox for 8 years, was arrested this past week on Drunk Driving Charges. He has been charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Stay in Marked Lanes.

Now playing for the Braves, Derek Lowe was arrested by police in Atlanta where he now plays for the Braves. Initial reports indicate that Lowe was pulled over for possibly racing another car. The police officer who pulled him over reported that he “detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage” and asked him to perform Field Sobriety Tests. Derek Lowe did refuse, however, to submit to an Alcohol Breath Test.

In his 8 seasons playing for the Boston Red Sox, Derek Lowe had a record of 70-55, along with 85 saves and an ERA of 3.72.

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Jalen Rose.jpgFormer NBA start Jalen Rose was arrested by Michigan authorities on Drunk Driving Charges after he lost control of his car on an icy road and crashed.

According to police reports, Jalen Rose voluntarily submitted to several Field Sobriety Tests and was then transported to a facility where he reportedly submitted to an Alcohol Breath Test. Rose has since been temporarily suspended from his position at ESPN, where he was employed as an NBA analyst, for not initially reporting his DUI arrest.

As in most states across the country, Massachusetts Drunk Driving Laws do not require a persons stopped on suspicion of DUI to submit to a Breathalyzer Test. You do have a right to refuse a police officer’s request to submit to a breath test, and that refusal cannot be used against you. If you do agree to take the Breathalyzer and blow a reading of 0.08% or above, your license will be suspended for 30 days.