NASCAR CEO Arrested on Suspicion of DWI

Police in New York report that they arrested Brian France, the chairman and CEO of NASCAR, charging him with suspicion of driving while impaired.

According to the police report, France was stopped after he ran a Stop Sign.

The officer who wrote the report added that France was also found to be in possession of oxycodone tablets.

Records show France was arrested Sunday, and was released on his own recognizance Monday.

He later issued a statement where he apologized for his actions, and informed fans that he would be taking an indefinite leave of absence "effective immediately."

NASCAR released a statement later Monday saying that the organization's vice chair, Jim France, would take the role of interim chairman.


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