Local speeders help feed families

BRAZORIA COUNTY, TX Judge John Vasut in Brazoria County came up with a creative idea for taking care of tickets and helping the needy at the same time. Between May 15 and June 15, he offered speeders a chance to avoid a trip to court by donating $50 worth of groceries to the food pantry at grace united methodist church.

"Of course they had to pay the state cost for their taxes for that speeding ticket and then they would pay a special expense fee, a small one and then bring the $50 of groceries in," said Judge Vasut.

The church reports it got six truckloads of groceries during the program's run.

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