SD: Ravnsborg convicted on two impeachment charges, removed from office

Source: CBS News

“The South Dakota Senate on Tuesday convicted Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg of two impeachment charges stemming from a 2020 car crash in which he killed a pedestrian, triggering his automatic removal from office. A vote was pending on whether Ravnsborg should be barred from holding future office. Ravnsborg told a 911 dispatcher the night of the crash that he might have struck a deer or other large animal, and has said he didn’t know he struck a man — 55-year-old Joseph Boever — until he returned to the scene the next morning. Criminal investigators said they didn’t believe some of Ravnsborg’s statements. The Republican-controlled Senate voted to convict Ravnsborg, a Republican, on both impeachment charges against him: committing crimes that caused someone’s death, and malfeasance for misleading law enforcement and abusing the powers of his office.” (06/21/22)