NASCAR CEO, Brian France, Arrested For DUI And Drug Possession

NASCAR CEO, Brian France, 56, was arrested in The Hamptons for driving while under the influence and criminal possession of oxycodone after he was seen blowing through a stop sign, according to local police.

France was arraigned Monday at Sag Harbor Village Justice Court after a night in jail and released on his own recognizance. Information on his next court date is not known.

NASCAR said in a statement that “Brian France has taken an indefinite leave of absence from NASCAR as chairman and chief executive officer. Effective immediately, NASCAR Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President Jim France has assumed the role of interim chairman and chief executive officer.”

France has led NASCAR since 2003 and is a third-generation leader of the company, which his late grandfather, Bill France Sr., founded in 1948.

France made a statement saying, “I apologize to our fans, our industry and my family for the impact of my actions last night. Effective immediately, I will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from my position to focus on my personal affairs.”

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