NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian France has taken an indefinite leave of absence following his arrest on Sunday night on Long Island, N.Y. France faces charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
In the news release, police say, "Mr. France was observed operating a 2017 Lexus northbound on Main Street failing to stop at a duly posted stop sign".
During the stop, France was reportedly intoxicated and failed a field sobriety test.
He was released without bail at a Monday morning arraignment.
"We are aware of an incident that occurred last night and are in the process of gathering information", it read.
France has taken an indefinite leave of absence in light of his arrest, NASCAR announced Monday.
France became NASCAR's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in September 2003, taking leadership from his father Bill France Jr.
Brian France isn't a professional driver, but you could argue the NASCAR CEO causes more trouble behind the wheel than any of the sport's superstars.
Officers found five oxycodone pills during a subsequent search, police said.
His lawyer referred reporters to a NASCAR statement on the matter.
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicle website lists the penalties for alcohol and drug-related violations.
He's introduced a playoff system, overhauled the design of its cars, and pushed for diversity within the circuit's predominantly white, male ranks. There's nothing to report on that. She also said France hit a parked auto before crashing into the tree, and "fell over his own feet" after exiting the vehicle. France told Daytona Beach police that he hit the tree when he was taking a drink of a soda.
She said she also watched as France "fell over his own feet" as he got out of his auto.