Racing your 2007 green Lamborghini while drunk and in possession of cocaine? Perhaps that’s just a typical night for J.C. France, grandson of NASCAR co-founder Bill France and, as we can (almost) see in the screen grab, fledgling pugilist. But this time the cops got involved, and the result was mugshot hilarity.
France was pulled over Wednesday night and arrested along with his half-brother, Russell Van Richmond, after the two appeared to be racing over the Seabreeze Bridge in Daytona Beach, Fa. According to a police report, France’s Lamborghini also blew through a red light, and a “white, cake-like substance” was found in his car. But the best is yet to come.
When first confronted by police, Richmond reportedly threatened then with the “don’t-you-know-who-I-am?” speech.
Eyewitness News tried to talk to Richmond, but he had very little to say.
“Can you answer these allegations about threatening police officers?” Allen asked. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he replied. But a police report says Richmond had a lot to say Wednesday night, threatening officers with statements like “I want your commander now. I am a France. Do you know what that means?” and “We own this city. I am gonna have your job.”
Meanwhile, France has more problems than just DUI and drug charges. He was suspended by NASCAR on Thursday. According to a statement from NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston, he has been indefinitely suspended from all competition. Poston says France is being treated “like any other competitor.”
France posted $4,500 bond and was released from Volusia County jail on Thursday.
Of course you know J.C. France for his rather famous fistfight with Chris Bingham at the Grand Am Rolex race in Mexico City in 2006: