South Dakota’s AG charged with 3 misdemeanors in fatal crash
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s Republican attorney general has been charged with misdemeanor careless driving after he struck and killed a man with his car, authorities said Thursday.
Jason Ravnsborg is also facing misdemeanor charges of operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile electronic device and veering out of his lane, Emily Sovell, deputy Hyde County state’s attorney, announced. Authorities said he was not on his phone at the time of the crash.
Each charge is punishable by up to 30 days in jail and/or a $500 fine, Sovell said.
Sovell said the evidence didn’t support more serious felony charges such as vehicular homicide or manslaughter. She noted that nothing showed Ravnsborg was intoxicated at the time of the crash. She also said that to prove manslaughter, the…