State Attorney General Ran Over Man In Hit And Run Case

( The widow of a man who was sadly hit by a car driven by the Attorney General for South Dakota has reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement after threatening to sue AG Jason Ravnsborg.

Widow Jenny Boever publicly confirmed that an agreement had been made on Wednesday, but the terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

In case you forgot about this story, it happened only a year ago on September 12, 2020. Joseph Boever, who was 55 years old, was walking along the highway near the city of Highmore when he was hit by the attorney general. Ravnsborg told 911 dispatchers that he believed he had struck a deer with his car, but only realized that he had hit a man after he returned to the scene in the morning.

Ravnsborg pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges on August 26. He was charged with making an illegal lane change while using a phone while driving and was ordered to pay fines of $500 for each charge, along with $3,741 in court costs.

A charge of careless driving was dropped and, for some reason, the man hasn’t been charged with manslaughter.

If he was using a phone while driving and hit a man with his car…how does one simply get away with that?

Is it because he was the attorney general?

Speaking to the press, attorney Matthew Tysdal, who represented Jenny Boever, confirmed that an agreement had been made but that neither party has any further comment to make and that Boever requests that her privacy is respected.

In August, the court heard from Jenny Boever who was planning a civil suit against Ravnsborg at the time. She said that the attorney general’s actions were “incomprehensible, inexcusable and cannot be forgiven” and suggested that any “normal” person – ie, not the attorney general – would already be in jail for committing such a crime.

She’s not wrong, is she?