Sunday, 19 August, 2018

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 New York according to a report from TMZ NASCAR Chairman Brian France arrested for DUI, possession of controlled substance
Rhonda Young | 06 August, 2018, 21:24

NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian France was arrested on Long Island, N.Y., on Sunday night and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to a release sent out by the Sag Harbor Village Police Department.

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. "Upon traffic stop, it was determined that Mr France was operating said vehicle in an intoxicated condition". Police said France was released at 9:30 a.m. Monday after arraignment. Cops say during the stop, they found oxycodone pills during a search of his person. His arrest occurred mere hours after Chase Elliott prevailed at Watkins Glen International to earn his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory.

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France could not be reached for comment.

The outlet also reports that France's blood-alcohol level was well over twice the legal limit.

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

France became CEO of Nascar in 2003.

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