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Chris Soules Motion To Dismiss Felony Charge For Car Crash Denied By Judge

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Chris Soules Dismiss Felony Denied

By Andrew Shuster |

Chris Soules Dismiss Felony Denied

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An Iowa judge has denied a motion to dismiss a felony charge against former “Bachelor” star Chris Soules, who was arrested last month after allegedly leaving the scene of a fatal car crash.

As Gossip Cop reported, Soules was arrested in late April for reportedly fleeing after rear-ending a tractor being driven by a 66-year-old man named Kenneth Mosher, who was killed during the incident. The reality star was behind the wheel of a pickup truck, which landed in a ditch alongside the tractor. Soules called the police to report the collision, but he left the scene of the accident before the cops arrived and was later arrested at his home and charged with a class D felony.

Earlier this month, Soules’ lawyers requested the felony charge be dismissed, insisting that he “satisfied” his legal duty in the aftermath of the accident by calling the authorities. The defense team also says the reality star checked Mosher’s pulse after the crash. Their motion to dismiss described the criminal complaint against Soules as “factually incorrect” because a 911 phone call shows that he “identified himself and his role in the accident.”

However, prosecutors called the attempt to dismiss the charges “premature,” alleging that Soules refused to “return to the scene of the accident or inform the law enforcement authorities where he could be located.” The judge agreed that the motion to dismiss was “procedurally moot” because trial information has already been filed in the case. Soules is scheduled to be arraigned on May 23, and could face up to five years in prison if convicted of the hit-and-run felony.

 


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