J.C. France and Russell Van Richmond’s claims that they own the town of Daytona Beach didn’t do much to stop an officer from arresting the grandson of Bill France, who founded NASCAR, and his housemate. According to police reports and a story published on NewsJournalOnline.com France was racing Van Richmond over a Daytona Beach bridge when they were pulled over for street racing. Upon the traffic stop, the officer noticed signs of impairment and conducted field sobriety tests on France. They also searched him and found a bag with white powder that later tested positive for cocaine.
The incident took place after midnight when officers spotted France in a 2007 Lamborghini and Van Richmond in a 2003 Porsche Cayenne speeding over the Seabreeze Bridge. France initially did not pull over. Police reports state that when France finally stopped he had to use the vehicle to support himself and had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. Richmond was pulled over later that evening. Both were charged with DUI, possession of cocaine and street racing. Van Richmond was also charged with possession of hydrocodone.
If you have been charged with a DUI in Tampa or Hillsborough County, please do not hesitate to contact Tampa DUI Attorney Stephen Higgins, Esq. at 1-800-FIGHT-IT (1800-344-4848) to discuss the matter. Also you can contact Stephen in our new Tampa office located at 3426 W. Kennedy Blvd.