NASCAR CEO Brian France charged with DUI

NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France

NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France

NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian France was charged Sunday night for aggravated driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

CBSSports.com reports that t he Sag Harbor Police Department issued a release that said France was arrested at 7:30 p.m. local time, not long after Chase Elliott secured his first career win in the NASCAR Cup Series at Watkins Glen. France spent the night in jail and was released Monday morning after his arraignment.

Details surrounding France's arrest were not released. "Upon traffic stop, it was determined that Mr France was operating said vehicle in an intoxicated condition".

France could not be reached for comment.

TMZ first reported the arrest.

And sources tell us ... during the process, France was name-dropping all of the powerful people he knew and even mentioned his relationship with President Donald Trump.

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

The 56-year old France is the grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. and the son of Bill France Jr.

NASCAR said it was aware of the arrest and gathering information.

NASCAR CEO Brian France was ran into trouble in the Hamptons on Sunday evening, according to TMZ Sports.

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