South Dakota AG reported a deer injury but fatally struck a pedestrian


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On Saturday night, South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravensburg reported that a deer was injured on US Highway 14 while returning 110 miles from a Redfield fundraising drive to the state capital, Pierre. The next day, a Ravensburg SUV was found to have already been rammed and killed 56-year-old Joe Boufer as the man was returning to his pickup truck, which had been stuck on the side of the road after previously colliding with a haystack.

Ravensburg’s office said it immediately called 911 after the accident, but the South Dakota Department of Public Safety advertiser On Monday he reported only the Hyde County sheriff’s office that he had a deer bump; The department did not say whether he reported the accident to 911. On Sunday night, Governor Christy Noim announced that the South Dakota Highway Patrol and the Criminal Investigation Bureau would oversee the investigation into the accident and its aftermath. Also on Sunday, Ravensburg Chest A statement said he was “shocked and full of sadness” and would cooperate with the investigation. “At this time, I offer my deepest condolences and condolences to the family,” the statement said.

Beaver’s cousin, Nick Niemick, a former South Dakota lawmaker, was asked to identify the body 22 hours after the accident, which happened at around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday. Nemek said the accident site was littered with law enforcement and emergency vehicles on Sunday. “My worst fear is that they are trying to get the ducks in a row to exempt the prosecutor from any wrongdoing,” he told the local CBS chapter, Kilo.

Ravnsborg, who was elected South Dakota State Attorney in 2018, has a deeply flawed driving record, as does Sioux Falls Argos Leader Reports. Over the past six years, he has obtained six traffic violations for speeding in the country, in addition to seat belt tickets and driving a vehicle without an exhaust system and a suitable muffler. Ravensburg office claimed On Monday he was not drinking at the fundraiser.


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