Monday, November 13, 2006
NASCAR chief skids around sobriety test
NASCAR boss Brian France was driving recklessly, ran off the road, hit a parked car, and smashed into a tree, a witness told Daytona Beach police, but officers found no evidence of anything amiss. He just spilled a soda and took his eyes off the road for a moment, France claimed. Daytona Beach police chief Mike Chitwood told the press he's investigating whether officers, who spent 90 minutes with France after the incident, gave the auto racing celebrity preferential treatment. Chitwood said police did not administer a sobriety test. Gory details.