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Updated: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:15:37 GMT | By The Associated Press, cbc.ca

George Zimmerman arrested over domestic disturbance



George Zimmerman has had several run-ins with police since he was acquitted In July of killing Trayvon Martin, a black Florida teen who was unarmed at the time. His latest happened Monday when he was arrested in connection with a call to police about a domestic disturbance. Joe Burbank/Pool/Associated Press

George Zimmerman has had several run-ins with police since he was acquitted In July of killing Trayvon Martin, a black Florida teen who was unarmed at the time. His latest happened Monday when he was arrested in connection with a call to police about a domestic disturbance. Joe Burbank/Pool/Associated Press

George Zimmerman, the former neighbourhood watch volunteer acquitted earlier this year in the killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen, was arrested Monday in Florida after deputies responded to a disturbance call at a house, authorities said.

Zimmerman will be transported and booked into jail, a sheriff's office statement said. Authorities provided few other details, and it was not immediately known what charges he faced. Messages for comment left by The Associated Press with the sheriff's office were not immediately returned.

Not first brush with the law since acquittal

Zimmerman, 30, was acquitted of all charges earlier this year in the 2012 shooting of Martin. The death of the black teenager, who was unarmed, touched off a nationwide debate about race and self-defence. Zimmerman has said he shot the 17-year-old to defend himself during a fight.

Zimmerman's arrest at a house in Apopka, northwest of Orlando, was just his latest brush with the law.

Zimmerman and his estranged wife were involved in a domestic dispute in September just days after Shellie Zimmerman filed divorce papers, but police later said no charges were filed against either of them because of a lack of evidence.

Zimmerman has also been pulled over three times for traffic stops since his acquittal. He was ticketed for doing 60 mph (97 km/h) in a 45 mph (73 km/h) zone in September and was given a warning by a state trooper for having a tag cover and windows that were too darkly tinted. He was also stopped near Dallas in July and was given a warning for speeding.

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