For the most part, a DUI can mean that a person was driving under the influence or either drugs or alcohol, or in some cases, both substances. If a person is accused of DUI drugs, sometimes abbreviated DUID, the penalties can be much the same as a DUI alcohol. If a person is actually found in possession of the drugs, either in their car or on their person in the process of a DUID, the penalties can be even worse. The LA Times reports on NASCAR head Brian France’s arrest for DUI.
56-year-old Brian France is the third-generation leader of NASCAR, the company founded by his grandfather Bill France, Sr. in 1948. France has led the company since 2003.
France was involved in a 2006 incident in Daytona Beach, Florida. According to a police report, France crashed his Lexus into a tree in a restaurant parking lot. A witness to the scene said that France was driving at a “reckless speed” and described him as “falling over his feet.”
More recently, France was pulled over at about 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 5th at the Sag Harbor waterfront. Officers noticed signs of intoxication and after a subsequent search, found the oxycodone.
France was arraigned after spending the night in jail and was released on his own recognizance.
NASCAR issued a statement that said it took France’s arrest “as a serious matter and will issue a statement after we have all of the facts.”