Former NASCAR CEO Brian France was arrested in August of 2018 in Sag Harbor, NY. He was originally charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was placed on leave following the arrest and Jim France has continued to serve as NASCAR CEO since that time.
Brian France was in court today and has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors in NY. He pleaded guilt to DWI where if he adheres to conditions (counseling and community service and no additional violations), charges reduced to a non-criminal traffic violation. Statement: pic.twitter.com/Nh7MmqACLn
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) June 7, 2019
AND: As part of the plea agreement, France is required to complete 100 hours of community service and undergo alcohol counseling before his sentencing date. If he successfully complies with the requirements, France will be able to withdraw his plea of guilty and the charge will be reduced to a traffic violation of Driving While Ability Impaired.
If he is unsuccessful, he will be sentenced on the misdemeanor conviction. France is scheduled to be sentenced in Sag Harbor Village Justice Court on June 5, 2020.
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