Prosecutors to testify at Ravnsborg’s impeachment hearing

February 23,2022

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The prosecutors who decided against more serious charges against South Dakota’s attorney general in a fatal crash are set to testify at a hearing on whether he should face impeachment.

The South Dakota House Select Committee on Investigation reconvenes Thursday to hear testimony on whether Republican Jason Ravnsborg should face impeachment charges for conduct related to the 2020 car crash that killed Joe Boever who was walking along a highway.

Ravnsborg has said he didn’t realize he struck the 55-year-old man until returning to the scene the next day.

Hyde County Assistant State’s Attorney Emily Sovell, who led the prosecution against Ravnsborg, and the Beadle County State’s Attorney who assisted her are set to testify.