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Trial date set for South Dakota Attorney General

Jason Ravnsborg, South Dakota’s Republican attorney general, has been charged with misdemeanor...
Jason Ravnsborg, 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, Feb. 18, 2021.(Source: AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, File)
Updated: May. 26, 2021 at 12:58 PM CDT
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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A trial date is set for the South Dakota attorney general, who hit and killed a man along a Hyde County highway.

Jason Ravnsborg will go on trial August 26 on three misdemeanor charges, including careless driving, operating a vehicle while on an electronic device and driving outside of his lane.

The state Department of Public Safety says Ravnsborg was distracted the night of September 12, swerved out of his lane near Highmore and hit 55-year-old Joe Boever who was walking on the shoulder with a flashlight.

Investigators say Boever crashed headfirst through the windshield of Ravnsborg’s car with his glasses landing inside the vehicle. Ravnsborg told officials he never saw Boever and thought he hit a deer.

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