According to a report by a local Florida news agency, James Stewart was arrested yesterday afternoon near his home in Florida for impersonating a law enforcement officer, using blue and red flashing lights to pull over a vehicle. That vehicle contained three real-life law enforcement officers, including two off-duty Florida highway patrol officers and an off-duty police officer, according to the report. The report also indicates that Stewart confessed to the police, and has been released on bail. Stewart was arrested along with a passenger in his Toyota pick-up truck. The passenger allegedly attempted to hide the flashing lights in his luggage when the pair were apprehended at Orlando International airport.
Stewart is currently in fourth place in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series, and he finished in fourth at Saturday’s Canadian round. Stewart rides a Yamaha for the San Manuel team. We have asked Yamaha for a comment, and will update this article when we receive one.