Ravnsborg struck and killed Joseph Boever, 55, on September 12. He initially told police that he had struck a deer, but discovered Boever’s body the next morning, after returning to the scene of the crash.
“It’s Joe’s glasses, so that means his face went through the windshield,” one of the detectives told Ravnsborg during an interview released by the state on Tuesday, according to the Post.
“His face was on your windshield, Jason. Think about it,” a detective with the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation told Ravnsborg, according to the Post, who said the officer “denied seeing the pair of glasses inside. his vehicle or the body of man. ” The newspaper said the newly published interviews were recorded on September 14 and 30.
State prosecutors announced three misdemeanor charges against Ravnsborg last week, the Post said, charges that could result in up to 90 days in jail and $ 1,500 in damages if the state’s top law enforcement official is found guilty of all of them.
“I have reviewed the material that we are releasing, starting today, and I encourage others to review it as well,” he wrote.
Authorities also released Ravnsborg’s 911 call last year on the night of the accident in which he told dispatchers: “I hit something” that was in the middle of the road.
The dispatcher asked, “Are you hurt, Jason?”
To which Ravnsborg replied, “I am not, but my car is.”
Ravnsborg, a Republican, was elected South Dakota attorney general in 2018, according to his office’s website.