Aqua­Palooza ar­rest tally: 47

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCAL BRIEFING -

About 35,000 peo­ple par­tied on Lake Travis on Satur­day at Aqua­Palooza, a cel­e­bra­tion on the wa­ter that ended Sun­day morn­ing with­out any ma­jor in­ci­dents.

Of­fi­cers from the Lake Travis Task Force, a col­lab­o­ra­tion of area pub­lic safety agen­cies, re­ported 47 ar­rests from Fri­day night to Sun­day morn­ing, Lower Colorado River Author­ity spokes­woman Clara Tuma said.

Of­fi­cials ar­rested 14 peo­ple for boat­ing while in­tox­i­cated, 19 for pub­lic in­tox­i­ca­tion, six for driv­ing while in­tox­i­cated, and eight for other charges such as pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance, Tuma said.

Tuma said eight ci­ta­tions were is­sued for mi­nor in pos­ses­sion, along with 77 ci­ta­tions for wa­ter safety vi­o­la­tions such as fail­ure to wear a life pre­server or reck­lessly op­er­at­ing a boat. Four peo­ple suf­fered in­juries that re­quired hos­pi­tal­iza­tion but were not life-threat­en­ing, and sev­eral mi­nor in­juries were treated at the scene, ac­cord­ing to Texas Parks and Wildlife of­fi­cials.

“It took an ex­tra­or­di­nary ef­fort from all pub­lic safety agen­cies, and we are thrilled there were no ma­jor in­ci­dents,” Tuma said.

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