Brian France arrested for DUI, drug possession

Ivan Schwartz
August 7, 2018

Brian France, the chairman and CEO of NASCAR, is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the auto racing organization after he was arrested for driving under the influence Sunday.

After a night in jail, he was released following his arraignment Monday morning.

France failed a field-sobriety test, posting a blood alcohol level of almost twice the legal limit, according to TMZ.

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

France has been NASCAR's chairman and CEO since 2003. "We take this as a serious matter and will issue a statement after we have all of the facts".

France has taken an indefinite leave of absence in light of his arrest, NASCAR announced Monday. His brother Jim France, who now serves as NASCAR's Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President, has assumed the role of interim chairman.

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His blood alcohol content was 0.18.

France reportedly name-dropped President Donald Trump during the process of the arrest.

He's introduced a playoff system, overhauled the design of its cars, and pushed for diversity within the circuit's predominantly white, male ranks. France's grandfather Bill Sr.

Interestingly, one local resident was quoted as saying that "it's so stupid to drive drunk in the Hamptons", because "they have police checkpoints everywhere and police are always looking for drunk drivers".

The police report goes on to reveal that once France was arrested, the officer searched France's vehicle, and found oxycodone, a controlled substance, in the auto. France told Daytona Beach police that he hit the tree when he was taking a drink of a soda.

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