TMZ: NASCAR CEO Brian France arrested for DUI in NY

  • TMZ: NASCAR CEO Brian France arrested for DUI in NY

TMZ: NASCAR CEO Brian France arrested for DUI in NY

NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France was arrested Sunday night in NY for aggravated driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree.

As law enforcement communicated with him, they became suspicious that he was intoxicated and had him undergo a field sobriety test, which he reportedly failed.

TMZ Sports first reported the incident, noting that France's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.

According to the release, France was taken into custody around 7:30 p.m. ET and held overnight before being arraigned and released Monday morning. At 9:30 a.m., he was released on his own recognizance.

France reportedly name-dropped President Donald Trump during the process of the arrest.

NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian Z. France was arrested Sunday while allegedly driving under the influence and in possession of oxycodone.

They say officers saw indications France was intoxicated and found the pills during a subsequent search.

In a statement to ESPN, the auto racing company said it is aware of the situation and is gathering more information.

NASCAR was founded by France's grandfather, Bill France Sr., in 1948. NASCAR said further comment would be forthcoming after an examination of the facts in this case.