Brian France could face up to a year in jail; Former head of NASCAR could see his motor vehicle license revoked for a year as well
Brian France had five T 194 pills on him as he was arrested in Southampton, New York
On Sunday, August 5th, 2018 Brian France blew through a stop sign in Southampton, New York. He was pulled over in his 2017 Lexus while heading northbound on main street. Upon the traffic stop, Mr. France was found to be intoxicated.
Police searched the now former NASCAR CEO him during the arrested. Sag Harbor Village Justice Court documents show that Brian France had 5 pills on him as police pulled him over and ran a search.
Police then used Drugs.com to figure out what the pills were. The website has a search bar that identifies drugs based on a number of search items.
T 194: The yellow pills were Acetaminophen and Oxycodone Hydrochloride. It had a strength of 325 mg / 10 mg.
In addition, the same court documents show Brian France blew a .19, more the twice the legal limit. The legal limit in the state of New York is .08.
Similar crimes resulted in motor vehicle license suspension for a year. In addition, he could face up to a year in jail.
On Monday August 6th, NASCAR put out a statement that Brian France had indefinitely removed himself as NASCAR CEO. Jim France, uncle to Brian France has been placed in the NASCAR CEO position.
A NASCAR penalty report is pending for Tuesday afternoon. Typically, this report includes cars that failed a post-race inspection after they are hauled back to the NASCAR R&D Center in Concord, NC. In most cases, 3 cars are brought back to North Carolina for a detailed inspection and tear down.
In addition to rule infractions, the penalty report includes drug violations. Any NASCAR member that fails a drug test or is caught using drugs is suspended. NASCAR has a Road to Recovery program, which was put in place by Brian France, which allows members to be reinstated.
Spencer Gallagher is the most recent driver to go through that program. He won a race at Talladega Superspeedway on April 28th. NASCAR suspended him days later.
Gallagher enlisted himself in NASCAR’s road to recovery program. The NASCAR Xfinity Series driver returned to the track at Kentucky Speedway on July 13.
Brian Z. France was arrested for aggravated driving while intoxicated. A second charge is for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree.
Brian France’s court date is set for September 14th, 2018.
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