NASCAR CEO Brian France was arrested for driving under the influence and possession of Oxycodone, an opioid painkiller, according to TMZ Sports. TMZ, in its style, reported that France “bombed” a field sobriety test on Long Island. From TMZ: We’re told France’s blood alcohol level was more than TWICE the legal limit. Cops say during the stop, they found oxycodone pills during a search of his person. France was arrested and hauled to a nearby station where he was book for DUI and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree. France spent the night in jail and was released Monday morning after his arraignment. We don’t know if France has a previous arrest record. He did, however, cite his friend Donald Trump during the arrest, TMZ reported. Sag Harbor police later confirmed the arrest in a release obtained by Autoweek Motorsports Editor Matt Weaver: Brian Z. France was arrested for “aggravated driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree,” the release reads. The release goes on to note that France was arrested after failing to stop his 2017 Lexus at a stop sign, whereupon the police determined he was intoxicated. “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,” NASCAR said in an email to Jalopnik. ESPN helpfully notes that “under NASCAR’s substance… [Read full story]
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