RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A prosecutor plans to announce whether she is filing criminal charges against the state’s attorney general for hitting and killing a pedestrian with his car.
Pennington County State’s Attorney Mark Vargo, who helped Hyde County State’s Attorney Emily Sovell evaluate the case, says Sovell will announce her decision Thursday. Vargo says he does not know Sovell’s plans.
Public safety officials have said Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg was distracted before he drove onto a highway shoulder where he struck 55-year-old Joe Boever. Ravnsborg has said he is confident he did not commit a crime.
The attorneys deciding whether to charge Ravnsborg have taken months to assess the crash, which happened in September.