Sag Harbor, NY – More information is being released today about the driving while intoxicated and drug possession arrest of NASCAR Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Brian France over the weekend in a small village in New York state.
His arrest report shows a blood alcohol content of .19 – more than double the legal limit in New York – and at least five Oxycodone pills on his person when searched by police.
France – the grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France, Sr. – was taken into custody around 7:30 p.m. Sunday by the Sag Harbor Police Department. Sag Harbor is located in Suffolk County, part of the Hamptons region of New York state.
According to SHPD, France was pulled over after blowing through a stop sign while driving a 2017 Lexus northbound on Main Street.
The 56-year-old was released after his arraignment the following morning on his own recognizance.
In a statement released by NASCAR hours after he left jail, France apologized and said he’ll be taking an indefinite leave of absence.
NASCAR Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President Jim France – Brian’s uncle and the son of NASCAR’s founder – takes over on an interim basis for the forseeable future.
Brian France is due back in court September 14th.