Texas sheriff’s deputy struck by drunk driver during ‘Go Topless’ Jeep Weekend

A Texas sheriff’s deputy was airlifted to a medical center right after he was struck by a drunk driver during this year’s yearly “go topless” Jeep weekend that devolved into chaos.

Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset explained to FOX 26 Houston that 1 of his deputies, Sgt. John Hamm, was strike by an alleged drunk driver early Sunday morning as he was responding to a crash. The deputy almost went by way of the car’s windshield he was strike so challenging, Trochesset stated.

Dozens of other individuals were despatched to the healthcare facility and more than 100 had been arrested in the course of the weekend-prolonged celebration for Jeep motorists at the Bolivar Peninsula. More than 80,000 folks attended the occasion at the beach front desired destination in Galveston County.

Hamm was airlifted to the University of Texas Healthcare Branch, KTRK-Television set claimed. He suffered two broken legs, and also an arm and head damage and underwent surgical procedures Sunday.

Darius Danzell Gilbert is accused of striking a Galveston County deputy though drunk driving throughout the annual “Go Topless Jeep Weekend.”
Galveston County Sheriff’s Workplace

The driver accused of hitting him was Darius Danzell Gilbert, 22, of Jefferson County who was charged with aggravated assault with a lethal weapon on a peace officer. He was getting held on a $100,000 bond.

Deputies responded all weekend to assaults, fights and drunk driving, Trochesset explained to FOX 26.

At minimum 39 people today have been despatched to hospitals all through Jeep weekend, which includes eight that have been flown by helicopter, KPRC reported.

Galveston County Unexpected emergency Products and services District No.2 stated on Fb the weekend festivities were being straining emergency services regardless of months lengthy preparing with point out and regional associates.

“There has been a important boost in the dimension of the crowds this calendar year, more resources to assist those people already in place have been requested to assure that emergency services are obtainable for the security of equally the very first responders and inhabitants of the Bolivar Peninsula,” the district wrote. 

A Texas sheriff’s deputy was airlifted to a hospital after he was struck by a drunk driver during this year’s annual “go topless” Jeep weekend that devolved into chaos.
A Texas sheriff’s deputy was airlifted to a hospital immediately after he was struck by a drunk driver all through this year’s annual “go topless” Jeep weekend that devolved into chaos.
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Dozens of revelers were hospitalized at the event attended by more than 80,000 people.
Dozens of revelers had been hospitalized at the event attended by extra than 80,000 people today.
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Deputies responded to assaults, fights, and drunk driving incidents throughout the weekend.
Deputies responded to assaults, fights, and drunk driving incidents through the weekend.
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At least 8 people had to be airlifted out for medical care.
At the very least 8 individuals experienced to be airlifted out for clinical care.
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