George Zimmerman, the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer acquitted in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was pulled over in Brevard County last month, the Florida Highway Patrol confirmed.
According to FHP spokeswoman Sgt. Kim Montes, Zimmerman was stopped Aug. 19 "for window tint that was too dark, as well as a tag cover that was placed over his tag," and was issued a warning but not ticketed.
The warning paperwork indicates that the stop occurred about 11 a.m. at mile marker 208 on southbound Interstate 95.
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Zimmerman, who had been charged with second-degree murder, was acquitted at trial in July. The verdict sparked outrage among those who believe he profiled Trayvon, an unarmed black Miami Gardens teen.
The Feb. 26, 2012, shooting attracted national attention last year after police didn't initially arrest Zimmerman, citing his self-defense claim. Zimmerman says Trayvon attacked and was beating him before he fired.
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