My friend Travis Gulbrandson at the Vermillion Plaintalk sent this over today to run in Saturday’s Press & Dakotan. Everyone I’ve mentioned this news item to responds in the same way: “What the f***??? How is he still able to drive??? What the f*** is wrong with him???”
I’m just reporting the facts here.
What do you think of this?
By Travis Gulbrandson
Former South Dakota governor and state representative William Janklow was cited on June 27 for speeding on a state highway, for which he was required to pay a fine of $59, plus court costs. The South Dakota Highway Patrol made the traffic stop.
The charge was filed with the First Judicial Circuit Court of Clay County. The case was disposed of July 25.
In August 2003, a vehicle driven by Janklow struck a motorcyclist near Flandreau. The man – Randy Scott – crashed into the side of Janklow’s car and was killed.
Prosecutors later alleged Janklow’s vehicle was traveling at least 70 mph in a 55 mph zone.
Janklow resigned his House seat in 2004 as a result of the incident, soon after he was convicted by a Moody County jury of second-degree manslaughter.