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NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France was arrested Sunday night in NY for aggravated driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree.

Police, France was pulled over after driving through a stop sign in the Hamptons at approximately 7:30 p.m. ET.

As law enforcement communicated with him, they became suspicious that he was intoxicated and had him undergo a field sobriety test, which he reportedly failed.

TMZ first reported the arrest.

In this file photo, CEO and Chairman of NASCAR Brian France speaks at the driver's meeting prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Nov. 20, 2016, in Homestead, Fla.

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He even reportedly name-dropped President Donald Trump according to TMZ Sports and his blood-alcohol content was twice the legal limit.

We're working to gather more information. "We take this as a serious matter and will issue a statement after we have all of the facts".

Brian France has been at NASCAR's helm since 2003. His grandfather William HG France founded the organisation, while his father, Bill Jr, also served as CEO until he stepped down in 2000.

France was arrested, held overnight and released after he was arraigned on Monday morning, police said.


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