NASCAR CEO Arrested For DWI In New York

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 04:  Erik Jones, driver of the #20 GameStop/Call of Duty WWII Toyota, and Matt Tifft, driver of the #19 Surface Sunscreen/Fanatics Toyota, lead the field on a restart during the NASCAR XFINITY Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 4, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
 FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 04: Erik Jones, driver of the #20 GameStop/Call of Duty WWII Toyota, and Matt Tifft, driver of the #19 Surface Sunscreen/Fanatics Toyota, lead the field on a restart during the NASCAR XFINITY Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 4, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France was arrested on Sunday evening while driving in Sag harbor village, New York.

In a statement, Sag harbor village police department said:

On August 05, 2018 at 7.30PM, the SAG Harbor Village police department arrested Brian Z. France for aggravated driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree. 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. Upon search of his person due to a lawful arrest Mr France was in possession of oxycodone pills. Mr France was arrested and processed held overnight for arraignment in the morning. Mr France was arraigned at the SAG Harbor village justice court on 08/06/2018 at 9:30AM where he was released on his own recognizance.

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