NASCAR CEO Pulled Over For Drunk Driving While Carrying Oxy, Literally Tried To Pull Trump Card

Brian France, the Chairman and CEO NASCAR, was arrested on Sunday, August 5, for driving while intoxicated and for possession of oxycodone in the Hamptons, New York.
According to reports, France, driving a 2017 Lexus, was stopped by police after driving through a stop sign in Sag Harbor Village around 7:30 p.m. local time. TMZ reports that when stopped by police officers, France, 56, mentioned his relationship with President Donald Trump and other famous faces.
France, the grandson of NASCAR founder William H.G. France, was in possession of oxycodone at the time of his arrest. France reportedly failed a field sobriety test and his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit.

via Sag Harbor Police:

“On August 05, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., 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 and held overnight for arraignment in the morning. Mr. France was arraigned at the Sag Harbor Village Justice Court on 08/06/2018 at 9:30 a.m. where he was released on his own recognizance.

NASCAR released the following statement about France’s arrest:

“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.”

ESPN points out that under NASCAR’s current substance abuse policy, France could be suspended and required to go through a recovery program, or he could be subjected to drug testing.

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