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.