Army Reserves Put Ravnsborg Promotion On Hold Until Traffic Death Case Is Resolved


     South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced last month on social media that he’d been promoted to colonel in the U-S Army Reserve, but the Pentagon’s saying “not so fast.”

       Top officials in the Reserve told the Sioux Falls Argus Leader on Monday that Ravnsborg’s promotion won’t be submitted for confirmation until the criminal case against him for hitting and killing a pedestrian last September is concluded.

        Ravnsborg is awaiting trial on 3 misdemeanors, including distracted driving and driving on the shoulder of the highway, in the death of 55-year old Joe Boever of Highmore.

      Army Reserve spokesman Lt Colonel Simon Blake says the “relevant Army Reserve leaders will monitor the ongoing civilian proceedings and make further decisions at the appropriate time” on Ravnsborg’s promotion.