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SAG HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) — Brian France has taken a leave of absence as chairman and CEO of NASCAR following his arrest in New York’s Hamptons on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone.

The article goes on to state the following:

Police say NASCAR chairman Brian France’s blood-alcohol content level was more than twice the legal limit when he was arrested in New York’s Hamptons for driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone.

Police say the 56-year-old France smelled of booze and slurred his words during a traffic stop in Sag Harbor on Sunday. They say his eyes were red and glassy and he struggled to keep his balance during field sobriety tests.

The article continues:

France said in a statement Monday that his indefinite leave will be used to focus on his “personal affairs.”

NASCAR Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President Jim France assumed the role of interim chairman and chief executive officer. Brian France is the nephew of Jim France.

NASCAR was founded in 1947 by Bill France Sr. Brian France is his grandson and has been CEO since 2003.

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