HOUSTON – The annual ‘Go Topless Jeep Weekend’ has returned this weekend to Galveston County’s Bolivar Peninsula.
Galveston County Sheriff’s Office said there were 86 arrests in the first 24 hours. As of Sunday, officials said more than 210 people have been arrested, including about 100 who were arrested between 6 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Sunday.
Officials said at least nine people were charged with driving while intoxicated. While most arrests were related to minor misdemeanor offenses like public intoxication.
Officials said there haven’t been any reports of major incidents.
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Jeep Weekend began as a small unorganized gathering for Jeep enthusiasts but now draws hundreds to Crystal Beach.
Over recent years, the event has gotten so large that Galveston County Sheriff’s Office received extra funds from local county commissioners to bring in help from other agencies to control the crowd.
According to Galveston County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrested 127 people on the Bolivar Peninsula, which marked an uptick in arrest from the previous year. In 2020, two people were also shot.