Published: Mon, August 06, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Nascar CEO Brian France arrested for DUI and oxycodone possession

Nascar CEO Brian France arrested for DUI and oxycodone possession

From there, the details get a little ... interesting.

Sag Harbor Village Police pulled over France at 7:30 p.m. after he ran a stop sign while driving his 2017 Lexus down Main Street, Sgt. Robert Drake said in a news release.

"Upon search of his person, due to a lawful arrest, Mr. France was in possession of Oxycodone pills". He was held overnight and arraigned at 9:30 a.m. Monday, where he was released on his own recognizance. Officers said a traffic stop followed and they discovered France was intoxicated. France's blood alcohol level was over twice the legal limit (0.08 percent in New York State).

France could not be reached for comment.

NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian Z. France was arrested Sunday while allegedly driving under the influence and in possession of oxycodone.

The president's relationship with the company goes back some years, to a proposed Trump Motor Speedway in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

NASCAR was founded by France's grandfather, Bill France Sr., in 1948.

France became chairman and CEO of NASCAR in 2003, a position that makes him one of the most powerful figures in sports.

NASCAR released a statement Monday (via The Associated Press) saying, in part, the organization was "aware of the incident" and "in the process of gathering information".

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