• Mar 31, 2011



James "Bubba" Stewart, Jr., two-time AMA Supercross champion, was reportedly arrested in Osceola County, Florida on Monday night on charges of impersonating a police officer. Stewart allegedly approached a car on State Road 417 in his 2008 Toyota Tundra and turned on a set of red-and-blue flashing lights. When the car pulled over, the occupants identified themselves as two off-duty Florida state troopers and an off-duty Orange County sheriff's deputy. Oops.

With that revelation, ESPN reports that Stewart sped away from the officers, who phoned in a description of his rather distinctive-looking truck. Not long after, Stewart was pulled over near Orlando International Airport and the lights were found in his passenger's luggage. The Toyota was impounded.

Stewart has been charged with impersonating an officer, and his friend has been charged with tampering with evidence, both felonies. Stewart and his friend both posted bail and were released on Tuesday morning.

Stewart has since apologized for the incident, saying without apparent irony that he wants to prove he's "someone who upholds the law."

[Source: ESPN, Motorcycle USA | Image: N-Fab]



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      • 3 Years Ago
      That reminds me of an infamous security guard company in Ontario that used Crown Vics. At least one of the guards took it upon himself to pull people over and give them "tickets". The party ended when he pulled over an off-duty police officer. Oops.

      I honestly think this kind of thing should be punished with some pretty severe jail-time. Police officers have a difficult enough time out there without jack-asses making people question "Is that really an officer pulling me over?"
      • 3 Years Ago
      He is so lucky that he did not get shot.

      I am just curious what his next step was if they were not officers?
      I mean once you have the car pulled over, what next?
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Venom

        "It was a car with 3 guys in it, presumably big guys, I don't think rape and molestation was the plan. Lol"

        Maybe he thought one of them had a prrrrty mouth. Lol

        Haven't you ever seen "Deliverance"? Lol
        • 3 Years Ago
        Rape and molestation... Duh!
        • 3 Years Ago
        Robertvandell,

        It was a car with 3 guys in it, presumably big guys, I don't think rape and molestation was the plan. Lol
      • 3 Years Ago
      @lust-stang

      I'd guess you're right about the Jacked up truck part, I've never heard of one myself. But they do drive non domestics. Our Sheriffs here have several Nissan Titans in their fleet.

      Tip for folks: If you're not sure it's a real cop, you can call 911 before pulling over, and the dispatcher will confirm for you.
      • 3 Years Ago
      FAIL!
      • 3 Years Ago
      AWESOME TUNDRA.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dang, his penis must be non-existent.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jacked up truck...official state vehicle of Florida.
      • 3 Years Ago
      what stupid f%#kers... just imagine two stupid ass a@#holes pulled over your wife or girlfriend and harassed her while she thinks shes handing over her personal information to a police officer. granted these dimwits were in a fairly obviously non-police issued vehicle, doesn't make it at alllllll right.
        • 3 Years Ago
        he needs to go to jail and have a fine large enough that it takes several years to pay off.
      • 3 Years Ago
      got caught slippin'!
        • 3 Years Ago
        ... can't believe he would do such a stupid thing. Him and Tiger Woods should have a talk.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Remember, he is the poster boy of "The Motor Sports Authority's (Speed TV)."
      • 3 Years Ago
      What would he have done if the guys were armed drug dealers?

      • 3 Years Ago
      That just means you're even more stupid than Stewart. And it's "would have".
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