George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of second degree murder in the Trayvon Martin racially-engulfed case, is back in the news according to a Yahoo! News’ Reuters report on Wednesday. For the second time since the July acquittal, Zimmerman has been stopped for speeding in his vehicle.
In this situation, Zimmerman was stopped in Lake Mary, Florida, for travelling 60 miles per hour in a 45- mile-per hour speed zone, according to Lake Mary Police Officer Zach Hudson. When the officer issuing the ticket approached Zimmerman, Zimmerman was said to be very appropriate as he told the officer he was sorry for violating the posted speed. The ticket which he was issued includes a fine of $256 as well as three points against Zimmerman’s Florida-state-issued driver’s license. Twelve points are needed for a person to get his license suspended in Florida – and, of course, points on one’s record can negatively affect one’s vehicle insurance rates.
Zimmerman’s options include paying the fine, contesting the ticket, or attending a driver improvement class which will likely eliminate the points against his record and stop an increase in his insurance rates.
Recently, Zimmerman was also stopped for possibly speeding in northern Texas and was only given a warning. In that incident, Zimmerman informed the officer that he had a gun in his glove compartment – this time there was no such conversation. The only conversation about the glove compartment this time was when Zimmerman asked for permission to get his registration and insurance card out of the glove compartment.