Petition Started To End 'Reckless' Go Topless Weekend

According to khou.com

"The petition says 'the blatant irresponsibility and gross negligence of the party goes has pushed this event,' allowing it to become deadly. The Change.org
petition was started by Daniel Wilson, and seeks to end the event, which has 'become a danger for the people attending and for the residents of Crystal Beach."

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According to kfdm.com's latest report, as of Monday morning May 20th

"BOLIVAR PENINSULA —Updated numbers provided to KFDM/Fox 4 by Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset indicate there were nearly 600 calls for service from Thursday through Sunday during the Go Topless Jeep Weekend on the Bolivar Peninsula.
There were no confirmed fatalities, according to the sheriff, but at least 125 arrests on the Bolivar Peninsula during the Thursday through Sunday time period.
Doug Saunders, PIO for ESD#2, which handled many of the calls in and around Crystal Beach, also told KFDM/Fox 4 there are no confirmed fatalities.
One man fell from the bed of a pickup truck and a tire rolled over his head. He sustained serious head injuries and was taken to a Galveston hospital.
There was also a head-on collision on Highway 87 near Rollover Pass that critically injured a woman.
The sheriff says the final numbers aren't in yet, but there were at least 10 major auto-pedestrian accidents, eight major car crashes and 14 minor accidents, and those numbers will rise.
His office, at one point, used LifeFlight as a regular ambulance because no emergency vehicles were left on the island to respond to calls.
Other agencies provided assistance, including the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and DPS.
Several businesses closed for the safety of their employees.
Hundreds of people commented on our Facebook posts about the weekend with many saying this should be the last year for it.
Others say the problems are due to young people drinking and acting irresponsibly, and not older adults who are part of the Jeep group."

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