AMA Supercross rider James Stewart pleaded "no contest" to a first-degree misdemeanor charge of using flashing or rotating lights on a motor vehicle. According to law enforcement officials, the two-time supercross champion used flashing lights to pull over another vehicle on the road.
On March 28 of this year, James Stewart signaled another vehicle in traffic to pull over to the side of the road with red and blue flashing lights similar to those used on police vehicles. Much to Stewart's surprise, the vehicle that he pulled over contained real law enforcement agents. Oops.
Stewart was initially charged with impersonating a police officer, which is a felony offense, but the charge was reduced because Stewart had no provious criminal record. An Osceola county, Florida court sentenced Stewart to 75 hours of community service, one year of probation, and required him to pay a $500 fine.