Uber to Ground Chopper Flights Around Sundance Film Fest

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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Officials in a Utah county say they have reached an agreement with Uber to stop operating helicopter flights at the Sundance Film Festival.

Summit County said in a news release that helicopter companies agreed as of 1 p.m. Saturday to cease operating in connection with the festival.

The companies have also agreed not to conduct the flights without getting the required land use approval.

Uber had said Friday that it would resume flights despite a cease-and-desist order from a Utah sheriff.

Uber and the helicopter companies said there was no permit to apply for.

A judge decided that prosecutors didn’t have enough evidence for a restraining order.

She’s set to take up the case again Monday, after Uber had planned to end the service.

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