Bill Janklow, R-SD, made his first court appearance since police
said he ran a stop sign in his car and collided with a motorcycle,
killing the rider, The Associated Press reports.
rider, Randy Scott of Hardwick, MN, was a 55-year-old Vietnam veteran,
farmer, trucking business owner and volunteer firefighter. Janklow
hurt his head and right hand and is still recovering.
attorneys requested a preliminary hearing, which was set for Sept.
25-26. The hearing will determine whether there is enough evidence
to bring Janklow to trial.
was charged Aug. 29 with second-degree manslaughter, reckless driving,
speeding and failure to stop. If convicted, he could get up to 10
years in prison and a $10,000 fine for second-degree manslaughter
and a year in jail and a $1,000 fine for reckless driving.
the House Ethics Committee will automatically investigate if Janklow
is convicted of a felony. Charges alone do not trigger a probe,
although the committee can launch one in some cases.
was on his way home to Brandon, SD, Aug. 16 and was going 71 mph
in a 55 mph zone when the 1995 Cadillac he was driving went through
an intersection and collided with the Harley-Davidson driven by