AquaPalooza arrest tally: 47
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.