(CNN)George Zimmerman — acquitted by a Florida jury over the death of Trayvon Martin — was arrested in Florida on suspicion of aggravated assault and domestic violence with a weapon, local authorities said.
The 31-year-old Florida resident was arrested Friday by police in Lake Mary at about 10 p.m. and booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility, according to that facility’s website. That facility, like its website, is run by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.
It all came about after Zimmerman allegedly threw a wine bottle at a girlfriend, his lawyer Don West told reporters.
“Whatever happened took place several days ago,” said West. “And, as far as I know, they have not been together for some time, certainly not since then.”
Police first learned about it after coming “in contact with the (alleged) victim at a traffic stop” on Monday, Lake Mary police spokeswoman Bianca Gillett said.
The incident is the latest legal run-in for Zimmerman since his acquittal in July 2012 on a murder charge in the death of Martin, a 17-year-old African-American. In fact, it’s his second arrest for alleged domestic violence against a girlfriend — though Lake Mary police spokeswoman Bianca Gillett said this alleged “victim is not the same (woman) as in 2013.”
“It’s clear he hasn’t been very lucky with the ladies the last few months,” West said of his client.
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