NASCAR Chairman Brian France Arrested For DUI, Drug Possession

NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian France was arrested and charged with DUI early Monday in New York according to a report from TMZ

NASCAR Chairman Brian France arrested for DUI, possession of controlled substance

NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian France was arrested and charged with DUI early Monday in NY, according to a report from TMZ.

NASCAR says it takes France's arrest "as a serious matter and will issue a statement after we have all of the facts". He was arraigned Monday at Sag Harbor Village Justice Court and released.

The 56-year-old was held overnight and released on Monday morning, according to police in Sag Harbor Village on New York's Long Island. France, driving a 2017 Lexus, failed to stop at a stop sign and when pulled over it was "determined that Mr. France was operating said vehicle in an intoxicated condition".

NASCAR CEO Brian France was ran into trouble in the Hamptons on Sunday evening, according to TMZ Sports. They claimed that after arresting him, they discovered oxycodone pills on his person.

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France could not be reached for comment. Officers reportedly found oxycodone on France during a search. They cite sources, which claim that France name-dropped some famous names during the arrest process, and brought up his relationship with Trump.

France has been the CEO of NASCAR since 2003.

France's grandfather Bill France Sr. founded NASCAR in 1948, and France's father assumed command from 1972 to 2000.

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