South Dakota’s Attorney General ticketed for speeding ticket just days before his trial was to begin

Associated Press

August 31, 2021

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s attorney general was ticketed for going 57 in a 35 mph zone just days before he faced trial on traffic charges in a fatal car crash last year.

Jason Ravnsborg, the state’s top law enforcement officer, received a ticket late Sunday in Hughes County, where he lives.

He was charged with a second-degree misdemeanor and fined $177.50. He hasn’t paid the fine or admitted guilt.

On Thursday, the Republican attorney general pleaded no contest to a pair of 2nd-degree misdemeanors for a crash last year that killed a man walking on a highway near Highmore.