NASCAR CEO Arrested on DWI and Drug Charges in the Hamptons
Brian France was in "an intoxicated condition" and had oxycodone pills, police said.
NASCAR’s CEO was living life in the fast lane on Sunday night in the Hamptons, police said.
Brian France, who is also NASCAR’s chairman, was in “an intoxicated condition” and had oxycodone pills on him when he was stopped on Sunday night for failing to stop at a stop sign, according to news release from the Sag Harbor Village Police Department.
Following the stop, France was arrested for aggravated driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
After spending the night in jail, France was arraigned on Monday morning at the Sag Harbor Village Justice Court and then released on his own recognizance.
TMZ Sports reported the 56-year-old’s blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit during the stop. According to the outlet, he was also name-dropping in ordre to get out of trouble and brought up President Trump as an acquaintance.
France, who has been NASCAR chairman and CEO since 2003, could potentially be suspended and required to go through a recovery program or undergo drug testing per NASCAR’s rules.
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