ESPN announced today that Brian France, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of NASCAR, was arrested for intoxicated driving and criminal possession of controlled substance Oxycodone in Sag Harbor, New York, according to a Sag Harbor Village Police Department press release.
Via the press release, France was arrested on Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. He was held overnight and arraigned Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Sag Harbor Village Justice Court, where he was released on his own recognizance.
“Mr. France was observed operating a 2017 Lexus northbound on Main Street failing to stop at a duly posted stop sign. Upon traffic stop it was determined that Mr. France was operating said vehicle in an intoxicated condition,” stated the press release. “Upon search of his person due to a lawful arrest Mr. France was in possession of Oxycodone pills.”
France, who is the grandson of NASCAR founder William H.G. France, has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NASCAR since 2003. France may be suspended and required to go through a recovery program or be subjected to drug testing under NASCAR’s substance abuse policy.