S.D. Gov. Noem calls for AG to resign after 2020 fatal crash

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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014, file photo Jason Ravnsborg speaks in Sioux Falls, S.D. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is calling for the resignation of the state's attorney general who is facing misdemeanor charges for striking and killing a man with his car. Attorney General Ravnsborg has indicated he will not step down while he waits for the case against him to proceed. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, File)

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014, file photo Jason Ravnsborg speaks in Sioux Falls, S.D. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is calling for the resignation of the state's attorney general who is facing misdemeanor charges for striking and killing a man with his car. Attorney General Ravnsborg has indicated he will not step down while he waits for the case against him to proceed. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, File)

FILE – In this Feb. 23, 2014, file photo Jason Ravnsborg speaks in Sioux Falls, S.D. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is calling for the resignation of the state’s attorney general who is facing misdemeanor charges for striking and killing a man with his car. Attorney General Ravnsborg has indicated he will not step down while he waits for the case against him to proceed. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, File)

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UPDATED 9:55 AM PT – Friday, March 5, 2021

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) has called for the resignation of the state’s attorney general. She further pushed Jason Ravnsborg to step down on Friday after reviewing the evidence and videos related to a legal case.

Ravnsborg was driving home from a political dinner last September when his car drifted off the side of the road. He ended up hitting and killing 55-year-old Joseph Boever.

The attorney general claimed he thought he hit a large animal rather than a person until he revisited the scene the next day. However, the governor said there’s only one way for the state to move forward.

“You know, I think this has been a tragic situation…not just for the victim’s family, which obviously is where my heart is, but also for our entire state,”stated Gov. Noem. ‘The quickest way for this to come to resolution is for the Attorney General to resign.”

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the attorney general said he has no intention of resigning. Ravnsborg is facing misdemeanor charges and is scheduled to appear in court later this month.

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