NASCAR chairman Brian France charged with DWI in the Hamptons

Brian France has been at NASCAR's helm since 2003

NASCAR chairman Brian France charged with DWI in the Hamptons

During the traffic stop, police determined France was operating his vehicle "in an intoxicated condition, Drake said". France was also found to be in possession of oxycodone pills.

According to Associated Press, police say France's blood-alcohol content level was more than twice the legal limit at the time of his arrest.

In a later statement Monday afternoon, NASCAR said France has "taken an indefinite leave of absence".

Police, France was pulled over after driving through a stop sign in the Hamptons at approximately 7:30 p.m. ET. Brian and his sister, Lisa Kennedy France, each own 25 percent of the organization while their uncle Jim France, owns the remaining 50 percent of the sport according to The Wall Street Journal.

On Monday, France announced that he was taking an indefinite leave of absence "to focus on my personal affairs".

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"If I could make one change it would be that the leader of the sport is at the race track every weekend", Keselowski told reporters in January, referring to France.

France was named in 2003 as the CEO of NASCAR, which was founded by his grandfather, Bill France Sr., in 1948.

France reportedly name-dropped President Donald Trump during the process of the arrest. While France is a Long Island resident in the summer, he was not at the track in upstate NY prior to his arrest.

TMZ was the first to report France's arrest.

Shirley Hill, a witness, told authorities she called 911 and reported France for driving at a reckless speed before the incident.

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