Senegalese star Omar Niasse was stopped by police in Manchester over traffic offence.
Police informed Everton that Niasse was stopped on Wednesday night after passengers in his Mercedes car were reported not to be wearing seatbelts.
“At 9.30 pm on Wednesday, covert officers on routine patrol stopped a vehicle,” the force confirmed.
“The driver was reported for failing to wear a seatbelt and obstructing officers.”
Niase was with a friend and two women at the time of the incident. It is not known if they preferred charges on the Senegalese international.
The 29-year-old's last appearance for Everton came in January's 2-2 draw against Newcastle. His current contract is set to expire at the end of this season and will bring an end to a difficult four-year spell on Merseyside.
He was frozen out under Ronald Koeman in the 2016/17 season before being recalled by the Dutchman towards the end of his truncated tenure.
Since making a £13.5 million move from Lokomotiv Moscow in January 2016, Niasse has scored nine goals in 42 appearances from all competitions.