South Dakota Senate begins Ravnsborg impeachment trial today  (Audio)

June 21, 2022

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota senators will begin hearing evidence today (Tuesday) for the impeachment of Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, whose account of a fatal 2020 traffic accident led criminal investigators, some lawmakers and the victim’s family to question his truthfulness.

The South Dakota Senate is starting the two-day impeachment trial. Ravnsborg struck and killed pedestrian Joe Boever on U.S. Highway 14 just outside Highmore, but initially said he may have struck a deer or large animal and didn’t know otherwise until he returned to the scene the next day.

Senator Mary Duvall of Pierre says there are two articles of impeachment she and her colleagues will consider…

Duvall says senators have an outline of how the two-day long trial will be conducted…

The Republican-controlled Senate will hear from impeachment prosecutors, defense attorneys, crash investigators and former members of Ravnsborg’s staff as lawmakers decide whether to remove the Republican attorney general from office.