According to officers on the scene, France drove through a stop sign. After pulling him over, officers found oxycodone in France’s car.
In a police release, it states that officers saw Mr. France driving a 2017 Lexus going northbound on Main Street. It goes on to say that France did not stop at the stop sign. After stopping Brian France, they noticed right away that he was under the influence of a substance.
Monday morning, Frace was released from jail after his arraignment. On Monday afternoon, an announcement from NASCAR said that Brian France was taking a leave of absence as the CEO of NASCAR.
NASCAR CEO Takes Leave After Driving While Under The Influence Of A Drug
In a statement from France, he says that he apologizes to not only the industry but to the fans and his family for his actions. He goes on to say that he resigns from his position indefinitely. He wants to put more focus on his personal affairs.
Brian’s uncle, Jim France will be the new CEO. Jim France and Brian’s sister Lesa France-Kennedy are the main owners of NASCAR.
This isn’t Brian’s first run-in with the law. Back in 2006, while driving a Lexus, he hit a tree. According to an eyewitness, after getting out the car, he fell over his own feet. According to a statement from France, he was taking a drink from his soda when he hit the tree.
Before France’s DWI, NASCAR was in the middle of celebrating Chase Elliott’s first career win. For a while, many were believing Elliot to be a megastar. He was able to outrun Martin Truex Jr. for 15 laps before winning the 99th Cup Series race.