Morton County Arrests Man Involved in Crash at Camp Location


Date: October 7, 2016

Agency: Morton County

Mandan, N.D. – A Morton County Deputy arrested Bryce Ironhawk, 24 years old from McLaughlin South Dakota, early Friday morning for Driving Under the Influence and Aggravated Reckless Driving.

Around 11:30 p.m. a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) officer witnessed Ironhawk speeding in a red Chevy Camaro in Cannonball. He later clocked Ironhawk driving 113 mph northbound on Highway 1806. Ironhawk turned into the main camp area occupied by Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. The officer observed Ironhawk racing through the camp, hitting a set of flag poles and later crashing into a teepee. One male was in the teepee at the time of the crash. He was seen by Metro Ambulance but refused medical attention/transport.

Ironhawk had a BAC of .17, more than double the legal limit.

The 2012 Chevy Camaro Ironhawk was driving was stolen from Eide Ford in Bismarck.

Ironhawk is charged with DUI and Aggravated Reckless Driving in Morton County and pleaded guilty to both charges today. The Morton County State’s Attorney is reviewing other potential charges.