James Stewart Arrested In Orlando

Paul Carruthers | March 29, 2011

Team San Manuel Yamaha’s James Stewart was arrested yesterday on a charge of impersonating an officer, according to reports in this morning’s edition of the Orlando Sentinel.

According to reports, Stewart was driving a 2008 Toyota Tundra pickup truck with a friend at 4:50 p.m. on Monday when he attempted to stop another vehicle using “red and blue police-type lights.” The vehicle, however, contained two off-duty highway patrolmen.

Once the driver of the other vehicle identified himself as a law officer, Stewart sped off, according to the Highway Patrol.Stewart was apprehended at Orlando International Airport by an Orange County (Florida) deputy sheriff. Troopers then arrived and arrested Stewart. His passenger, identified as 44-year-old Thames Jehrrod Quinault, of California, was also arrested on a charge of tampering with evidence. The Sentinel is reporting that Jehrrod hid the red and blue lights in his luggage.

Stewart was released at about 2:50 a.m., according to reports.


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Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.