George Zimmerman pulled over for speeding for the SECOND TIME since he was acquitted of Trayvon Martin's murder
By RACHEL QUIGLEY
PUBLISHED: 14:07 EST, 4 September 2013 | UPDATED: 14:37 EST, 4 September 2013
George Zimmerman has been stopped by police for speeding for the second time since he was acquitted of murder in July, it emerged today.
The 29-year-old was driving in Lake Mary, Florida, on Tuesday morning when he was pulled over for driving at 60mph in a 45mph zone, according to police.
Zimmerman - who is now sporting a beard - was issued a $256 fine.
Two weeks after he was cleared of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, he was pulled over in Forney, Texas, and told the officer he was carrying a gun. He was let off with a warning on that occasion.
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Stopped again: A bearded George Zimmerman was driving in Lake Mary, Florida, on Tuesday morning when he was pulled over for driving at 60mph in a 45mph zone
Police said he was not carrying a gun this time.
Zimmerman was issued a $256 fine for speeding
When the traffic officer told him what speed he was going, Zimmerman said: 'I didn't know, sorry.'
The traffic enforcement officer was wearing a chest-mounted camera that captured the brief encounter.
This is the fourth time Zimmerman has been in the news since his acquittal. Last month he was spotted at the Kel-Tec weapons plant in Cocoa, but it's not clear if he bought a gun.
And a week before his first traffic stop, he rescued a family-of-four from their upturned SUV less than a mile from where he shot the unarmed teen.
Mark Gerstle, 52, was driving onto the off ramp of a Florida highway when Mark lost control of the vehicle - resulting in the terrifying crash that left him, his wife and two children aged eight and four trapped.
'George Zimmerman pulled me out,' firefighters were told by Gerstle, according to Sanford Police Department Capt Jim McAuliffe.
The responding deputy said that when he arrived at the intersection of I-4 and Route 46, two men - one of whom was Zimmerman - had already gotten the Gerstle family out of the overturned vehicle.
Zimmerman left after telling the deputy what happened for his accident report, and did not witness the crash.
Armed: George Zimmerman was pulled over on the road in Forney, Texas and it was revealed that he had a gun in a glovebox
CBS Dallas Fort Worth claimed the officer in the first traffic stop did not recognize Zimmerman, who is even reported to have asked the officer if he knew his face from television.
The officer again told the one-time Florida neighborhood watch captain that he did not.
While being questioned by the officer, Zimmerman, who was driving a 2008 Honda pick-up with Florida plates, told him he was armed and was instructed to keep the gun in the car's glove-compartment.
The officer issued Zimmerman a warning for speeding and then sent him on his way - but not before asking him where he was going, to which he replied 'nowhere in particular'.
'Nowhere in particular, why is that?' responded the officer according to In Forney.com
'You didn’t see my name?' said Zimmerman. The officer then responded, 'wow, what a coincidence'.
“Nowhere in particular, why is that?” responded the officer. “You didn’t see my name?” said Zimmerman. The officer then responded, “wow, what a coincidence.” - See more at: http://www.inforney.com/home/local-news/item/1182#sthash.E0GtB5sz.dpuf
Traffic Violation: George Zimmerman was pulled over by police in Forney, Texas, at around midday and was issued a warning for speeding
The officer then inquired if Zimmerman was free of any warrants for arrest, to which Zimmerman replied, 'absolutely'.
'Alright, I’m gonna go back and just check you, routinely,' said the officer as he checked Zimmerman's proof of insurance and a driver’s license.
'The reason you were stopped was for your speed, why don’t you slow down a little bit for me and, as long as you don’t have any warrants, I’ll cut you loose with a warning,' said the officer to Zimmerman according to In Forney.com.
'Just take it easy, go ahead and shut your glove compartment and don’t play with your firearm, ok?'
The traffic stop according to InForney.Com lasted approximately five minutes and after being given a warning, Zimmerman was sent on his way - being wished 'a safe trip' by the officer.
Cleared: George Zimmerman has been involved in four separate traffic incidents in two different states in the months since he was cleared of the murder and manslaughter of Trayvon Martin
Controversy: Zimmerman says that supporters of slain teenager Trayvon Martin have sent his family thousands of death threats
Saved by Zimmerman: The Gerstle family of Dana (left) and Mark (right) stand with their children in a October 2011 photo snapped at a Disney World Halloween party
Last week Zimmerman's wife Shellie revealed the couple's marriage is on the verge of ending and that she is going to have to 'think about' whether she will stay with him.
She claims her husband 'beat down' her self-esteem even though she stood by him throughout his lengthy murder trial and even admitted to lying to a judge about the couple's finances - a decision that led to her arrest.
Last week she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation and community service.
Mrs Zimmerman refused to say whether she and George are still together - but that doesn't change her opinion on whether he murdered Trayvon. She said she always believed he killed the unarmed teen in self-defense.
Personal strife: Shellie Zimmerman refused to say whether she and George are still together - even though she stood by his through the trial
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