The White House has not issued a comment after President Barack Obama’s uncle was arrested in Massachusetts on suspicion of drunk driving. Onyango Obama, 67, was arrested on August 24 after failing a field sobriety test, police Lt. Ronald Brandolini told CNN.

An administration official says Onyango Obama is the half-brother of President Obama’s father.

Framingham police say an officer in an unmarked cruiser stopped Onyango Obama just after 7 p.m. after he failed to make a proper stop at an intersection.

The arresting officer said Obama had glassy eyes, slurred speech and appeared unsteady on his feet. He allegedly admitted to consuming two beers. Police say Obama failed “several” field sobriety tests.

Obama was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, failure to yield and operating a motor vehicle to endanger, according to police. He was being held without bail at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

When asked if he wanted to make a call to arrange bail, Obama said, “I think I’ll call the White House,” WCVB-TV reported, citing a police report.

According to a a federal law enforcement source who spoke to CNN on condition of not being identified, Onyango Obama was not legally in the United States and has been previously ordered removed from the country. His case is now going through the immigration process, the source said.

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