Date: March 16, 2017
Agency: North Dakota Joint Information Center
BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Highway Patrol logged more hours in flight during the six months of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest than they would typically fly over the course of four years. Below is a snapshot of NDHP aircraft statistics from August through February. Also, NDHP coordinated the towing of vehicles that were abandoned at the main protest camp and those figures are below.
|DAPL-related NDHP Aircraft Hours||612|
|Number of Flights||241|
|Average Time per Flight||2.5|
The following numbers are a breakdown of the vehicles abandoned and towed from the Oceti camp.
|Total Vehicles Abandoned||44|
Sources: North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, Morton County Sheriff’s Department