George Zimmerman Pulled Over Again, Issued Ticket for Speeding

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By Myles Collier, Christian Post Contributor
September 5, 2013|9:55 am

George Zimmerman was once again pulled over by police for speeding, only this time it was in Florida and he received a ticket.

Video from the traffic stop in Lake Mary, Fla., was recorded with a body camera being worn by the police, who stopped the vehicle after it was spotted driving 60 mph in a 45 mph zone.

In the video, Zimmerman apologized for speeding and when asked for his registration, paused before he opened his glove compartment.

"The traffic stop was made. The officer told him why he was being stopped, and Mr. Zimmerman said, 'No problem,'" said Zach Huson of the Lake Mary Police Department. "He provided his material, driver's license, registration and proof of insurance and the citation was issued and that was it."

He was issued a $256 ticket.

The stop lasted about six minutes. During that time, Zimmerman never mentioned anything about being armed.

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Zimmerman, who was acquitted by a Florida jury for the death of Trayvon Martin, was also stopped recently on Highway 80 by Forney, Texas police.

The police cruiser's dash camera recorded the police stop and the officer can be heard asking Zimmerman "Where are you headed?"

Zimmerman responded, "Nowhere in particular," and then asks the officer if he recognized the name on the driver's license.

The officer responded: "what a coincidence."

The case had sparked a furious debate across the U.S., with Zimmerman accused of racially profiling the teenager as he returned home from a local convenience store after buying a soda and some skittles.

Zimmerman called 911 to report a "suspicious" person in the neighborhood and was told not to pursue by the dispatcher, but instead wait for police to arrive. However, prosecutors alleged that he continued to follow Martin, and the two later came to blows as an altercation broke out.

In the fight, Zimmerman had claimed that Martin, who himself was unarmed, went for the neighborhood watchman's gun, so Zimmerman described that he was forced to shoot him.

 

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