🔴 LIVE: South Dakota Senate decides Ravnsborg's fate in historic impeachment trial

Broadcast courtesy of South Dakota Public Broadcasting

Man taking oath
John Daily, a private crash reconstructionist, takes an oath before testifying to the House Select Committee on Investigation on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.
Hunter Dunteman / Mitchell Republic

PIERRE — The South Dakota Senate is meeting Tuesday and Wednesday to try Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg on two articles of impeachment lodged against him by the state's House of Representatives in April.

The Senate trial revolves around crimes and malfeasance the House alleges Ravnsborg committed while in office relating to a 2020 crash in which Ravnsborg struck and killed Joe Boever, a pedestrian walking alongside a highway at night, with his car.

The trial is set to begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday and could last into Wednesday. Per the Senate's rules, the chamber will adjourn no later than 8 p.m. Tuesday.

A live stream of the trial is being provided by South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

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