OCEAN CITY — Tensions ran high over the weekend with thousands of vehicles in the area for an organized car rally overwhelming local roads and stressing law enforcement agencies while also providing an off-season economic boost.
Although it’s not sanctioned by the Town of Ocean City, the 17th Annual H20 International (H20i) event, which is actually held in Whaleyville, markets Ocean City as the destination and most of the participants stay in the resort area while here for the event.
Some videos on You Tube and event-associated Facebook pages document some ruckus scenes, including burnouts and races on Coastal Highway. Others show mobs of people and vehicles in private and city-owned parking lots. In one case, a fight broke out between two men and shoving matches are seen through a sea of people at night in a parking lot. In another video taken at the convention center parking lot, an OCPD vehicle is shown feet away from a car executing a burnout and the police vehicle being unable to move as a result of all the onlookers.