NASCAR CEO Brian France arrested for DWI and drug possession

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NASCAR CEO Brian France was arrested on Sunday in the Hamptons-area of NY for aggravated driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance, authorities said.

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.

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During the stop, we're told officers suspected France was intoxicated and conducted a field sobriety test. which France bombed.

In addition to DUI, France was charged with possession of a controlled substance, according to Village of Sag Harbor, NY police. Cops arrested France at 7:30 p.m., held him overnight, arraigned him morning, and released him on his own recognizance. 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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France publicly endorsed Trump for president in early 2016 at a rally in Georgia. His grandfather William HG France founded the organisation, while his father, Bill Jr, also served as CEO until he stepped down in 2000.

France has been the chairman of NASCAR since 2003. He is the grandson of NASCAR's founder, the late William H.G. France.

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Interestingly, one local resident was quoted as saying that "it's so stupid to drive drunk in the Hamptons", because "they have police checkpoints everywhere and police are always looking for drunk drivers".

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