Thursday, 16 August, 2018

NASCAR CEO Brian France arrested for DWI and drug possession

Brian France has been at NASCAR's helm since 2003 NASCAR Chairman Brian France arrested for DUI, possession of controlled substance
Ginger Lawrence | 06 August, 2018, 21:26

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

Police say the 56-year-old France was stopped after his 2017 Lexus blew through at a stop sign.

Additionally, it is reported that while he was being arrested, France dropped the names of some high-profile friends, including that of President Donald Trump.

During the traffic stop, police determined France was operating his vehicle "in an intoxicated condition, Drake said". They claimed that after arresting him, they discovered oxycodone pills on his person.

France was released just after 9 a.m. Monday.

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France's blood alcohol level was allegedly more than twice the legal limit at the time of his arrest, according to TMZ.

France became CEO of Nascar in 2003.

In a statement released Monday, NASCAR said: "We are aware of an incident that occurred last night and are in the process of gathering information".

France's grandfather Bill founded NASCAR in 1948, and his father ran the organization from 1972-2000.

Sag Harbor, where France was pulled over, is considered to be one of the most exclusive Hamptons communities, with stars such as Billy Joel having homes there. NASCAR said further comment would be forthcoming after an examination of the facts in this case.