NASCAR Chairman Brian France Arrested For DUI, Drug Possession

Andrew Cummings
August 6, 2018

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

After a night in jail, he was released following his arraignment Monday morning. He was arraigned Monday at Sag Harbor Village Justice Court and released.

"Mr. France was observed operating a 2017 Lexus northbound on Main Street failing to stop at a duly posted stop sign", a police release said. France appeared to be operating his vehicle while intoxicated and officers found oxycodone pills after searching him, police said.

The police report goes on to reveal that once France was arrested, the officer searched France's vehicle, and found oxycodone, a controlled substance, in the auto.

That arrest sounds very straightforward, for all intents and purposes, but TMZ, who first broke the news, had other details. It reports via sources that France's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, and similarly relies on unnamed sources to claim France referenced the powerful friends he had, allegedly even mentioning the president, during the incident.

The National Associated for Stock Car Auto Racing can safely describe itself as a family business.

Brian has been CEO since 2003. France's father - Bill France Jr. - then ran NASCAR from 1972 until 2000.

NASCAR said in a statement that it takes France's arrest "as a serious matter and will issue a statement after we have all of the facts".

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