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George Zimmerman Arrested In Atlanta On DUI Charges

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George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder in the case of Trayvon Martin will once again find himself in court. At around 2:00 am Saturday night. Zimmerman was pulled over by a Fulton Sheriff. After smelling marijuana in Zimmerman’s vehicle the sheriff called back-up and attempted to have Zimmerman submit to an on field sobriety test. He was visibly intoxicated according to the arresting officer and due to a Fulton County ordinance on refusing breathalyzers, the officer was able to arrest George Zimmerman on DUI charges. He is currently in protective custody and considered high-profile given the current climate.

What a weekend it has been.

Zimmerman told the officer that he had just been coming from the club. Which made little sense to the officer considering all clubs and bars are currently closed during quarantine.

George Zimmerman DUI

According to officers Zimmerman was adamant about his sobriety. He refused to take the breathalyzer but insisted he be given a chance to take the field sobriety test. The officer on scene deemed Zimmerman to intoxicated to be given a field sobriety test. It would have been an unnecessary risk to Zimmerman considering he was already being arrested.

Zimmerman was searched on scene before being arrested and was in possession of 4 pocket knives, a small container of fireball whiskey, and 9 pills of Clonazepam in his shorts pocket. Zimmerman claims he has a prescription for the Clonazepam but until that is proven to be true the officers charged him with possession of a controlled substance.

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Amidst all of this Zimmerman is also currently going through a divorce with his wife of 15 years.

If he is prescribed, he will still likely be charged with carrying a prescribed control substance without proper packaging or documentation.

At the Fulton County jail, Zimmerman remained adamant that he had not been drinking or taking any drugs that night. He told his lawyer over the phone that he was sober as well, prompting his lawyer to advise him to voluntary take the blood test.

George Zimmerman dui charges

The initial lab results of Zimmerman’s blood test showed a BAC of .13, large traces of benzodiazepines, THC, methadone, and small traces of cocaine.

Zimmerman is currently detained at the Fulton County jail awaiting charges. George Zimmerman is expected to receive DUI charges, possession of a controlled substance, as well as charges related to reckless driving and endangerment.

Investigators believe Zimmerman was in Atalanta to either participate or instigate violence in the riots.

Zimmerman claimed he was unaware of the riots, and the check points each state would have.

14 COMMENTS

  1. This man just can’t seem to get it together. He’s a child murderer and hadn’t learned his lesson. His time is slowly running outm

  2. Is he going to have to murder another young black man, then auction of the murder weapon in order to pay for his legal fees again?

  3. What happen travyon Martin haunting him hahahahaha well well they lock him up for those crimes mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I love the lord

  4. He is not going to make it out of Atlanta jail without getting his ass beat. They’re going to beat him for breakfast lunch and dinner.

    • U do know btothers killed 45 other black men in Chicago this past weekend! Last year we killed 7000 of our own in the USA.
      I don’t understand ” don’t let the black race down”
      Thats all we do as a race of people, Then blame it all on the white man. I’m 68 years old and have worked for and interacted with whites, including the police and only once had a concern but I handled it because I was smarter than he was. I guess we all handle things in our own way.

  5. https://www.news-daily.com/news/hannah-payne-murder-trial-delayed-again-was-set-for-march-9/article_6a12e888-5977-11ea-8828-93d05dd2f9bb.html

    “JONESBORO — The murder trial of Hannah Payne has been delayed again.

    Payne is charged with two counts of felony murder, one count each of malice murder, aggravated assault and false imprisonment, and three counts of weapons possession during the commission of a crime in the May 7, 2019 shooting death of Kenneth Herring, 62.

    A jury trial had been set for Dec. 9, 2019. That was delayed until Feb. 11 because a material state’s witness, Dr. Stacey Desamours of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, was out on medical leave.

    The case was delayed again until March 9, but did not appear on the calendar for that day as of press time.

    Clayton County Assistant District Attorney John Fowler confirmed that the case was not on the calendar but said he was not at liberty to disclose why.”

    NOT at liberty to disclose why? SMH!

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