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NASCAR CEO Brian France charged with DUI

NASCAR CEO Brian France charged with DUI

ESPN reports he was charged with aggravated DWI and criminal possession, and cites a news release from the local police department that says he was driving a 2017 Lexus on Main Street when police allegedly observed him "failing to stop at a duly posted stop sign".

During the stop, France was reportedly intoxicated and failed a field sobriety test.

The 56-year old France is the grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. and the son of Bill France Jr.

Effective immediately, Jim France - Brian's uncle - will act as the interim chairman and CEO of NASCAR.

He has held the position of chairman and CEO of NASCAR since 2003. Officers pulled France over and deemed that he was driving the vehicle while intoxicated. Police stated that a search revealed that France was in possession of oxycodone pills.

His arrest occurred mere hours after Chase Elliott prevailed at Watkins Glen International to earn his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory.

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He's introduced a playoff system, overhauled the design of its cars, and pushed for diversity within the circuit's predominantly white, male ranks.

France last month characterized as "rumors" reports that his family was looking into selling its racing properties.

Under NASCAR's substance abuse policy, Brian France could be suspended and required to go through a recovery program, or he could be subjected to drug testing. "We're focused on ruling and managing NASCAR. Rumours are always interesting, but they're seldom right".

France also had a previously reported driving incident in Daytona in 2006.

She said she also watched as France "fell over his own feet" as he got out of his auto.


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