NASCAR CEO arrested for oxycodone possession, DWI

NASCAR chairman Brian France was pulled over Sunday night after failing to stop at a stop sign according to police

NASCAR chairman Brian France was pulled over Sunday night after failing to stop at a stop sign according to police

France was held overnight in The Hamptons before being released just after 9 a.m. ET on Monday after his arraignment. He was arraigned Monday at Sag Harbor Village Justice Court and released.

According to TMZ Sports, 54-year-old France was initially pulled over by police in Sag Harbor, New York, after he allegedly ran a stop sign. Cops say during the stop, they found oxycodone pills during a search of his person. "Upon traffic stop, it was determined that Mr. France was operating said vehicle in an intoxicated condition".

TMZ reported that his blood alcohol level more than double the legal limit. They cite sources, which claim that France name-dropped some famous names during the arrest process, and brought up his relationship with Trump.

France, who turned 56 last Thursday, has served as NASCAR CEO since 2003.

In this file photo, CEO and Chairman of NASCAR Brian France speaks at the driver's meeting prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Nov. 20, 2016, in Homestead, Fla.

In a statement to ESPN, the auto racing company said it is aware of the situation and is gathering more information. France's grandfather Bill Sr. NASCAR said further comment would be forthcoming after an examination of the facts in this case.

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