BPR: The annual “Go Topless Jeep Weekend” in Texas devolved into chaos with over 100 arrests and dozens of individuals, including a sheriff’s deputy, winding up in the hospital during the viral weekend event for Jeep enthusiasts that boasted more than 80,000 attendees.
The massive get-together that saw 40,000 people alone on Saturday took place at Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula in Galveston County, Texas. Police prepped for the event but it still went over the edge big time. Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset told FOX 26 Houston that deputies responded to multiple assaults, fights, and DWIs.
Sgt. John Hamm responded to a crash at approximately 1:30 am on Sunday and was struck in a hit-and-run by a suspected drunk driver, according to KHOU. Both his legs were broken, so was his arm and he received head injuries in the incident. The deputy just about went through the car’s windshield after impact. He was airlifted to the University of Texas Medical Branch, according to Click2Houston where he underwent surgery Sunday morning. He was still reportedly being operated on as of Sunday afternoon. more