NASCAR chief Brian France takes ‘indefinite leave’ after DUI & drug arrest

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NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France is taking an indefinite leave of absence after being arrested in the upmarket Hamptons region of NY on charges of drunken driving and criminal possession of oxycodone.

France was arrested Sunday evening in Sag Harbor Village, N.Y., a wealthy suburb in Long Island, after he allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign.

A mugshot of France was tweeted by Aaron Katersky of ABC News. "Upon traffic stop, it was determined that Mr France was operating said vehicle in an intoxicated condition".

The cops who arrested NASCAR honcho Brian France found 5 oxycodone pills on him during the bust and used the website Drugs.com to identity them. this according to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports.

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The 56-year-old was detained overnight and was released on Monday, when he also issued a statement announcing his decision to take leave.

NASCAR said in a statement that "Brian France has taken an indefinite leave of absence from NASCAR as chairman and chief executive officer".

"We are aware of an incident that occurred last night and are in the process of gathering information", it read.

Jim France, 73, is the younger brother of Bill France, Jr, and has worked for the company throughout his life.

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