NASCAR CEO Brian France Arrested for DUI, Oxycodone


Brian France, chief executive of NASCAR, was arrested in the Hamptons on Sunday night for DWI and possession of oxycodone, according to Sag Harbor Village Police.

France was released on his own recognizance at 9:30 a.m. Monday morning after his arraignment in the Harbor Village Justice Court.

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

France could not be reached for comment. His arrest occurred mere hours after Chase Elliott prevailed at Watkins Glen International to earn his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. France's blood alcohol level was over twice the legal limit (0.08 percent in New York State).

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France became CEO of Nascar in 2003. "We take this as a serious matter and will issue a statement after we have all of the facts", Nascar said in a statement.