Ravnsborg on House passage of HC7001: “[this] will allow the legal system to proceed without further interference”

PIERRE, S.D. — Mike Deaver, a spokesperson for Jason Ravnsborg, provided a statement from the Attorney General on Wednesday following the House passage of HC7001.

The amendment halts impeachment proceedings until after a Hyde County court resolves the misdemeanor charges against Ravnsborg, at the earliest. This casts doubt on if or when the issue may be taken up in the future.

“The House’s action today will allow the legal system to proceed without further interference and with due process. I have cooperated fully with investigators and law enforcement in this matter and look forward to its resolution. I will continue to work every day for the people of South Dakota,” Ravnsborg said.

Ravnsborg is charged with three misdemeanor counts – operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile electronic device, lane driving violation, and careless driving – in relation to a crash that claimed the life of Joseph Boever in Hyde County back in September 2020.

His initial court appearance is set for March 12 at 4 p.m. CST in Pierre.

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