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South Dakota AG pleads no contest to 2 counts in fatal crash, will not do jail time

Ravnsborg's vehicle after processing at the scene

Judge John brown denied Ravnsborg’s request for a suspended imposition of sentence. Ravnsborg must pay $1000 in fines and more than $3700 in costs to Hyde County. The judge also ordered Ravnsborg to do some sort of significant public service event on the anniversary of the death for the next 5-years. Ravnsborg was not given any jail time.

The widow of the man killed, Joe Boever, spoke during the sentencing portion of today’s hearing. Jenny Boever says Ravnsborg should have to do jail time, saying Ravnsborg “broke his own law” when he was on his phone while driving.

Each charge carries a maximum sentence of up to 30 days in jail and up to a $500 fine.

 

August 26, 2021