NASCAR chairman Brian France charged with DWI in the Hamptons

Brian France

Brian France

Details surrounding France's arrest were not released.

NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian France was arrested and charged with DUI early Monday in NY, according to a report from TMZ.

First, here's the public story, as told by the Sag Harbor Village Police Department statement obtained by ESPN.

France was driving a 2017 Lexus on Main Street in Sag Harbor at about 7:30 p.m. when he ran a stop sign, police said.

TMZ reported that the 55-year-old was pulled over in Sag Harbor, N.Y. and failed a field sobriety test after officers suspected France was intoxicated. They claimed that after arresting him, they discovered oxycodone pills on his person.

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France was arrested and held overnight for his arraignment Monday morning. TMZ Sports reports France's blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit of 0.08.

The National Associated for Stock Car Auto Racing can safely describe itself as a family business.

France became CEO of Nascar in 2003.

France's grandfather Bill France Sr. founded NASCAR in 1948, and France's father assumed command from 1972 to 2000.

In response to a request for comment, NASCAR Managing Director of Communications Jon Schwartz issued the following statement via email on Monday: "We are aware of an incident that occurred last night and are in the process of gathering information".

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