Officials arrested 215 people on Bolivar Peninsula from noon Thursday to 1 p.m. Sunday during the annual Jeep Weekend.
Most of the arrests were misdemeanors, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Troschesset said Sunday.
At least 87 people were arrested from Friday to Saturday morning, Trochesset said at the time.
Dozens of sheriff’s deputies had been on Bolivar Peninsula since Friday for the annual Jeep Weekend event. Constables and state troopers are also in the area to help.
The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office has deputies working overtime at the jail and jail substation, on the beach, on local highways and on the Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry, Trochesset said.
Jeep Weekend, or Go Topless Weekend, is an annual beach party that started as a gathering for Jeep owners and enthusiasts.
The event has grown to be an annual beach party held the weekend after Mother’s Day. It can draw tens of thousands of people and be as busy for public safety officials as a major holiday.
The event has no central organizer.
The county also arranged to station a nurse on the peninsula to help draw blood for testing from people suspected of driving while intoxicated. An assistant district attorney will be in the area to advise police on charges for some crimes.
Galveston County Emergency Services District No. 2 arranged for eight ambulances to be on the peninsula and for a helicopter to be available for medical airlift, officials said.