Nascar's CEO, Brian France, was arrested on Sunday night for driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to police. Cops arrested France at 7:30 p.m., held him overnight, arraigned him morning, and released him on his own recognizance. Upon the traffic stop, according to the release, police determined that France was operating the vehicle in an intoxicated condition.
Additionally, police say, France was also allegedly found to be in possession of oxycodone pills.
NASCAR released a statement Monday (via The Associated Press) saying, in part, the organization was "aware of the incident" and "in the process of gathering information". Trump initially took that endorsement as an endorsement of NASCAR while NASCAR spokespeople quickly had to clarify that France was making a "personal" endorsement of the then-candidate.
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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.
"The France family is locked and loaded in its dedication to NASCAR", France told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
NASCAR was founded by France's grandfather, Bill France Sr., in 1948. Upon conviction of a Class A misdemeanor, a court may sentence an individual to a maximum of one year in jail or three years probation. France reportedly ran a stop sign in a 2017 Lexus when he was stopped by police.