James 'Bubba' Stewart gets community service

November 9, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Stewart, 25, pleaded no contest this morning to a misdemeanor related to a March arrest.

By Henry Pierson Curtis and Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel

Millionaire motocross star James “Bubba” Stewart, accused in March of trying to use flea market-bought flashing lights to pull over a vehicle containing actual law officers, pleaded no contest this morning to a misdemeanor related to the case.

The plea agreement calls for Stewart to perform 75 hours of community service but adjudication of guilt was withheld because he is a first-time offender.

He will be fined $500 and will be on probation for a year.

Stewart, initially charged with impersonating a law enforcment officer — a felony —pleaded no contest to a first-degree misdemeanor charge of using flashing or rotating lights on a motor vehicle.

He declined comment after a brief hearing at the Osceola County Courthouse.

The Central Florida motocross champion, whose website calls him “the Tiger Woods of supercross,” was arrested March 28 on the . . .

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SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel



  1. To answer the question; “Would this have been a news story 20 years ago?”

    Not only would it have been news worthy, it would have been a career killer, impersonating a police officer is serious stuff, a felony with major penalties, normally.

    It wasn’t that many years ago when companies expected more from the people who represented their products.

    Today, short of beating your spouse, sexually assaulting a child or killing someone it’s hard to get people to even look up from their crackberry.

    That’s just my option.


  2. I think that’s an over-reaction, but point taken. “Rick Johnson arrested for impresonating a police officer” Hmmmmmmm. “Jeff Ward covicted of impersonating an EMT”…

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