Tag Archives: Jason Ravnsborg

GOP South Dakota AG Gets Seventh Speeding Ticket

Dakota News Now reports: South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has obtained his seventh speeding ticket in seven years. The most recent came in Hughes County Sunday, August 22nd at 8:54 PM. Ravnsborg was charged with one 2nd degree misdemeanor for “Speeding On Other Roadways” while doing 57 mph in a 35 mph speed zone. Ravnsborg has yet to pay …

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GOP South Dakota AG To Take Plea Deal In Fatal Crash

Law & Crime reports: South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg (R) will take a plea deal for “misdemeanor traffic charges” after striking and killing a man last year while driving home from an event, prosecutors told the Associated Press on Wednesday. Ravnsborg was scheduled to face a two-day trial starting on Thursday. Ravnsborg faced the three misdemeanor charges in the …

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South Dakota AG Now Claims Fatal Crash Was Suicide

The Daily Beast reports: South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is claiming the man he ran over and killed—allegedly while scrolling through his phone on highway at night—wanted to die. In court documents filed Friday, the state’s top lawman claimed victim Joe Boever was depressed and suicidal and may have thrown himself in front of his car as he drove …

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South Dakota AG Seeks To Ban Cameras From His Trial

The Argus Leader reports: South Dakota’s attorney general wants to keep cameras and audio recording devices out of the courtroom when he goes on trial in connection with the death of a man along a Hyde County highway. Jason Ravnsborg faces three misdemeanor charges related to his driving the night he struck and killed Joe Boever. A court document recently …

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South Dakota AG Pleads Not Guilty In Fatal Crash

Law & Crime reports: Embattled South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg on Friday pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanors related to a deadly car crash in Sept. 2020. Ravnsborg struck and killed Joseph Boever, 55, but claimed he thought he hit a deer. Boever’s body wasn’t discovered until the next day. Investigators confronted Ravnsborg, a Republican, with evidence he was …

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South Dakota AG Was Reading Far-Right Site On His Phone At Time Of Crash, Victim’s Glasses Found In Car

USA Today reports: North Dakota investigators were skeptical that South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg didn’t know he fatally struck a pedestrian on the night of Sept. 12, 2020. According to video footage from two separate interviews between investigators and Ravnsborg, made public Tuesday by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, authorities found the reading glasses of Joe Boever …

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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. …

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SD Attorney General Now Claiming He Was “Distracted” When He Fatally Struck Pedestrian And Left The Scene

CBS News reports: South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg was “distracted” before he drove onto a highway shoulder where he struck and killed a pedestrian in September, state Secretary of Safety Craig Price said Monday. Price said 55-year-old Joseph Boever was walking on the side of the road and displaying some type of light on the night of Sept. 12 …

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South Dakota AG’s Fatal Crash Story Keeps Evolving

The Rapid City Journal reports: The attorney general said in a statement today that he and the local sheriff searched a crash scene after he thought he hit a deer Saturday night but they both missed spotting the pedestrian he had hit and killed. Jason Ravnsborg said he used Hyde County Sheriff Mike Volek’s personal vehicle to drive home to …

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South Dakota AG Hit Pedestrian, Reported Hitting Deer

The Rapid City Journal reports: South Dakota’s attorney general reported hitting a deer Saturday night but actually hit and killed a man whose body wasn’t discovered until the next morning, the Department of Public Safety said Monday morning. The release does not say if Ravnsborg stopped to confirm that he hit a deer or inspect his vehicle for damage. It …

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GOP South Dakota AG Involved In Fatal Car Crash

The Daily Beast reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem called a surprise press conference on Sunday evening to announce that the state attorney general, Jason Ravnsborg, had been involved in a fatal car crash the night before. Details were scant but Ravnsborg released a statement saying, “I am shocked and filled with sorrow following the events of last night. As …

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