The defense for President Barack Obama’s uncle is challenging the driving record of the police officer who arrested him on suspicion of drunken driving.

Onyango (ohn-YAHN’-goh) Obama, an illegal immigrant, briefly appeared in Framingham District Court on Thursday. His lawyer said he’s investigating whether the officer has a pattern of poor driving.

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Officer Val Krishtal arrested Obama, the half-brother of the president’s late father, in Framingham in August. Krishtal said Obama made a rolling stop at a stop sign and nearly caused his cruiser to crash into Obama’s sport utility vehicle.

Krishtal said Obama registered 0.14 on a blood-alcohol test, higher than the state’s legal limit of 0.08.

Obama’s lawyer also is seeking to suppress those results and evidence from the traffic stop.

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