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State’s Attorney Reviewing Driving, License Charges After Ravnsborg Speeding Citation

Hughes County Sheriff's Office

Footage from a deputy sheriff’s body camera shows Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg being pulled over for speeding in Pierre last month.

“Good evening,” the Hughes County deputy says.

“Good evening,” Ravnsborg responds.

“The reason I stopped you is because you’re doing 57 in a 35. Any reason for your speed?” the deputy asks.

Ravnsborg, driving his personal vehicle, hands over his insurance and registration but says he’s missing something.

“Yeah, I don’t have my license with me,” he says.

The deputy cited Ravnsborg for speeding. He can pay a $177.50 fine or contest the charge in court.

Hughes County State’s Attorney Jessica LaMie is reviewing the citation and body camera footage for other possible charges.

One potential charge could address Ravnsborg driving without his license, she said. Another option is a careless driving charge due to his speed, which was allegedly 22 miles-per-hour over the limit.

The speeding case adds to Ravnsborg’s legal problems. Four days after his citation, he pleaded no contest to a pair of misdemeanors for accidentally striking and killing a man with his car last year. 

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