Nascar’s CEO, Brian France, was arrested on Sunday night for driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to police.
The 56-year-old was held overnight and released on Monday morning, according to police in Sag Harbor Village on New York’s Long Island. “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. “Upon traffic stop, it was determined that Mr France was operating said vehicle in an intoxicated condition. Upon search of his person, due to a lawful arrest, Mr France was in possession of oxycodone pills.”
France became CEO of Nascar in 2003. His grandfather William HG France founded the organisation, while his father, Bill Jr, also served as CEO until he stepped down in 2000.
“We are aware of an incident that occurred last night and are in the process of gathering information. We take this as a serious matter and will issue a statement after we have all of the facts,” Nascar said in a statement.
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