Brian France arrested for DUI, drug possession


NASCAR CEO Brian France was reportedly arrested for DWI and possession of oxycodone approximately two hours after Chase Elliott's win on Sunday.

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

France, 56, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Sunday night, Sag Harbor police said in a press release.

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

That arrest sounds very straightforward, for all intents and purposes, but TMZ, who first broke the news, had other details. France was arraigned Monday Morning at Sag Harbor Village Justice Court and was released on his own recognizance.

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TMZ Sports reports France's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit and oxycodone pills were found in his possession during the search.

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

In a statement released Monday, NASCAR said: "We are aware of an incident that occurred last night and are in the process of gathering information". Brian France became CEO in 2003.

France's grandfather Bill France Sr. founded NASCAR in 1948, and France's father assumed command from 1972 to 2000.