Thursday, August 16, 2012

Janklow still dead

From South Dakota Magazine:

August 16

At a rural intersection near Trent on this day in 2003, U.S. Representative and former four-term Governor Bill Janklow ran his white Cadillac through a stop sign and collided with 55-year-old Minnesotan motorcyclist Randy Scott. The collision was fatal for Scott, who was thrown from his motorcycle and killed instantly. Janklow emerged with a broken hand and bleeding on the brain; but his political career would be devastated. Janklow had been driving at least 70 miles per hour; although he claimed his wreckless [sic] driving was a result of his diabetes, Janklow was convicted of second-degree manslaughter by a Moody County jury. He would serve 100 days in jail. Janklow was stripped of his law license, which was later reinstated, and resigned his seat in Congress after serving just a year. A $25 million wrongful death suit has been filed by the Scott family against Janklow. Today, Janklow works as a lawyer and lobbyist.

South Dakota: The Land of Infinite Entitlement.

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