The Daily Beast reports:
South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg will, in fact, be criminally prosecuted for killing a man with his car last fall. But the top law-enforcement official in the state ducked more serious felony charges in connection with the fatal crash.
On Thursday, a Hyde County prosecutor broke more than five months of silence after the Sept. 12 death of Joe Boever, a Highmore man who was walking along U.S. Highway 14 when Ravnsborg struck him.
Ravnsborg is charged with using a mobile electronic device while driving, failing to drive in a traffic lane and moving from a lane unsafely, and careless driving—all misdemeanors. All three counts carry a maximum penalty of 30 days in county jail, a $500 fine or both.
BREAKING: South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg will, in fact, be criminally prosecuted for killing a man with his car last fall https://t.co/O76Y6sMr1C
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) February 18, 2021
South Dakota AG Jason Ravnsborg, member of Republican Attorneys General Association behind January 6 terrorist attack, charged with three misdemeanors over striking and killing a man with his car. https://t.co/TcAnMWqn3A
— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) February 18, 2021