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NASCAR head arrested for alleged drunk driving and possession of controlled substance

06 August 2018, 10:11 | Kelvin Horton

NASCAR head arrested for alleged drunk driving and possession of controlled substance

NASCAR head arrested for alleged drunk driving and possession of controlled substance

NASCAR CEO and chairman Brian France has been arrested in New York's Hamptons for driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone.

"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.

During the stop, we're told officers suspected France was intoxicated and conducted a field sobriety test. which France bombed.

France was arrested and held overnight for his arraignment Monday morning.

France could not be reached for comment.

"Upon search of his person, due to a lawful arrest, Mr. France was in possession of oxycodone pills".

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

TMZ said it got a statement from NASCAR on the incident, saying it was aware of it, gathering facts and that it "take [s] this as a serious matter".

In this file photo, CEO and Chairman of NASCAR Brian France speaks at the driver's meeting prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Nov. 20, 2016, in Homestead, Fla. France's father - Bill France Jr. - then ran NASCAR from 1972 until 2000. He is the grandson of NASCAR's founder, the late William H.G. France.

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