Minor Charges For SD Attorney General In Fatal Crash

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.

Read the full article. My previous reports on this are here.