Legislative Committee Issues Sopenas In Ravnsborg Impeachment Inquiry

The special House committee looking into whether to recommend the impeachment of South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg wrapped up their two-day session in Pierre Wednesday.

The panel issued five subpoenas for people to testify before the panel. The committee will meet again on January 17th.

The subpoenas were issued for South Dakota Department of Public Safety Secretary Craig Price along with other witnesses who worked at the crash scene and subsequent investigation.

They will be called to testify on either January 18 or January 19th.

The car Ravnsborg was driving struck and killed pedestrian Joe Boever at the west edge of Highmore on the night of September 12, 2020. Ravnsborg told a 911 dispatcher he didn’t know what he had hit. Boever’s body wasn’t found until the next morning by Ravnsborg. Investigators determined Ravnsborg’s car was on the shoulder when it hit Boever.

Several agencies and offices also will receive subpoenas for documents.

South Dakota House Speaker Spencer Gosch says the committee will meet January 17 to work on redactions on documents that could be publicly released.