Brian France, the CEO of NASCAR, is taking a leave of absence from the company after he was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated in New York.
France, 56, was stopped in Sag Harbor around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday after he failed to stop at a stop sign, police said Monday. He was intoxicated and had oxycodone pills in his vehicle, according to officials.
NASCAR said in a news release that France’s leave of absence is “indefinite,” and that Jim France has taken on the role of interim chairman and CEO, effective immediately.
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