NASCAR CEO Brian France arrested on DUI, possession of oxycodone

Kenny Grant
August 7, 2018

NASCAR chairman Brian France has been charged in Sag Harbor, N.Y., with aggravated driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

According to the release, France was taken into custody around 7:30 p.m. ET and held overnight before being arraigned and released Monday morning.

The 56-year-old auto racing executive was arrested on suspicion of aggravated driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree around 7:30 p.m.in Sag Harbor, a village in the Hamptons.

During the stop, France was reportedly intoxicated and failed a field sobriety test. Officers saw indications of intoxication and found the pills during a subsequent search, police said.

TMZ reported that his blood alcohol level more than double the legal limit.

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Details surrounding France's arrest were not released. Brian began his tenure as CEO in 2003.

NASCAR CEO Brian France was ran into trouble in the Hamptons on Sunday evening, according to TMZ Sports.

Yahoo Sports has reached out to NASCAR for comment. His grandfather, William H.G. France, founded NASCAR and his father, Bill France Jr., was in charge of the league before the youngest France took over.

MASCAR said in a statement, "We are aware of an incident that occurred last night and are in the process of gathering information". The mandatory driver license action is to revoke it for at least one year. It is a Class A misdemeanor.

France was involved in a 2006 incident in Daytona Beach, Fla., when a police report stated he crashed his Lexus into a tree after entering a restaurant parking lot.

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