by Emily Waldrep
Leah Acevero, arrested over Memorial Day weekend for using excessive speed inside the city limits of Woodville, was reported to be driving over 100 miles per hour. She had passengers in her car, and was jailed for using the extremely excessive speed coming into a 40 mile per hour zone and her lack of observance as to where she was speeding. When asked why she was speeding and where she was going, Acevero was vague and nonchalant about the speed she was traveling.
Acevero, a Maryland resident, is only one of the out of town speeders that officers often face. Drivers from Houston and Livingston often speed into the small town of Woodville with no regard to the posted speed limits and downtown area where many people walk down the street.
It is important to report excessive speeders, and to always pay attention to the speed limit and environments of new towns and cities that you travel into. Speeders from out of town who show no regard to Woodville's "small-town" way of life by driving through the city at twice the speed limit are often carried to jail or receive a hefty fine.