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More than 100 arrests made in Ocean City during H20I Rally

State trooper knocked unconscious during arrest, now at home recovering
Posted at 7:43 AM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2021-04-28 17:55:13-04

OCEAN CITY, MD — Police in Ocean City arrested more than 100 people this weekend at an unsanctioned car rally.

It's called H20 International.

This is the second year in a row this event has come to ocean city and has caused destruction and chaos.

Video posted on the Turnbull-Brockmeyer law group’s Facebook page, shows cars doing donuts in the middle of coastal highway, as well as people setting off fireworks right next to condo buildings,huge crowds gathering in the streets, fights breaking out and police trying to make arrests.

A state trooper was knocked unconscious while trying to chase a person down Saturday night near 71st street.

State police say the trooper is doing better and is now at home recovering.

State police were just one of several law enforcement groups that came to Ocean City this weekend to help police with the rally which did not have a permit for the event.

In a statement Ocean city police Chief Ross Buzzuro said quote:
“this is not a car show and the majority of these visitors are not car enthusiasts.
They are here to disrupt, destroy and disrespect our community and law enforcement officers.”

In addition to the more than 100 arrests, the Worcester county sheriff’s office tells our ABC station in Salisbury it towed about 300 cars.