Legislators to meet next week on Ravnsborg impeachment

Decemb er 23, 2021

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota legislators are set to meet next week to deliberate whether Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg should be impeached in connection with a fatal car crash.

A select committee of nine House members will convene on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Ravnsborg struck and killed pedestrian Joseph Boever near Highmore last year. The attorney general pleaded no contest in August to a pair of misdemeanors in connection with the crash.

He said he was driving in the middle of the highway but investigators contend he was on the shoulder.

Select committee member Rep. Jon Hansen said he doesn’t know what the committee might recommend and much depends on where Ravnsborg was when he hit Boever.