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‘The Bachelor’ Chris Soules Is Trying To Get Fatal Drunken Hit-And-Run Dismissed — Will He Succeed?

Chris Soules, the former Bachelor, is trying to get his fatal drunken hit-and-run charges dismissed. The fallen reality star is seeking information from prosecutors that could potentially lead to a dismissal of his case.

Chris Soules and his legal team are attempting to gather information that could get him off the hook for a fatal hit-and-run accident. The Bachelor was also under the influence of alcohol at the time of the car crash in Iowa.

The former Bachelor star pleaded guilty last week to leaving the scene of an accident which resulted in a fatality, E! News reported. The crime is a Class D felony which could result in a five-year prison sentence.

Soules rear-ended his 66-year-old neighbor Kenneth Mosher, who was injured and later died at the hospital.

Chris apparently reported the accident to the authorities after fleeing the scene. He was arrested at his home a few hours after the crash in the morning.

Just last week, a judge denied a motion that Chris Soules’ attorneys filed to dismiss the felony charge. His lawyers filed a motion for a bill of particulars that would identify the Iowa Code components that Soules was accused of violating. They also asked for the official date and time of Mosher’s death.

In Iowa, the law states that a driver who is involved in a fatal accident must “remain at the scene of the accident except to seek necessary aid or to report the accident to law enforcement authorities.”

Chris Soules mug shot.
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Chris Soules, the former Bachelor, is trying to get his fatal drunken hit-and-run charges dismissed. The fallen reality star is seeking information from prosecutors that could potentially lead to a dismissal of his case. Chris Soules and his legal team are attempting to gather information that could get him off the hook for a fatal hit-and-run accident. The Bachelor was also under the influence of alcohol at the time of the car crash in Iowa. The former Bachelor star pleaded guilty last week to leaving the scene of an accident which resulted in a fatality, E! News reported. The crime is a Class D felony which could result in a five-year prison sentence. Soules rear-ended his 66-year-old neighbor Kenneth Mosher, who was injured and later died at the hospital. Chris apparently reported the accident to the authorities after fleeing the scene. He was arrested at his home a few hours after the crash in the morning. Just last week, a judge denied a motion that Chris Soules’ attorneys filed to dismiss the felony charge. His lawyers filed a motion for a bill of particulars that would identify the Iowa Code components that Soules was accused of violating. They also asked for the official date and time of Mosher’s death. In Iowa, the law states that a driver who is involved in a fatal accident must "remain at the scene of the accident except to seek necessary aid or to report the accident to law enforcement authorities.

The state responded to Soules’ request for a dismissal by saying that the information requested was “not essential to the preparation of a defense.”

The lawyers replied that the trial information was “so general in [its] nature that [it] does not fully advise [Soules] of the specific acts with which he is charged.”

“Until there is a fatality, a person involved in an accident has no obligation to remain at the scene, return to the scene, or inform law enforcement of his or her location.

“The time and location of the fatality thus is an element the State must prove to convict Mr. Soules under Iowa Code.

“Mr. Soules is entitled to be informed of the time and location of the fatality so that he is able to file a motion to dismiss, if appropriate.”

The court documents that were filed against Chris Soules said that the former Bachelor star had “empty and partially consumed, open alcoholic beverages located in and around his vehicle.” He had also been seen purchasing the alcohol at a liquor store hours before the crash. He was not charged with a DUI.

Soules’ lawyers had said last month that they had already filed a demand “asking law enforcement to preserve possible evidence.”

Chris and his attorneys think that once “all the evidence is made public,” he would be seen as acting “reasonably.”

“While initial reports suggested Soules fled the scene, the 911 call confirms that Soules, in fact, was the one who contacted law enforcement immediately.

“During the call, he clearly identified himself and explained his role in the terrible accident. Soules attempted to resuscitate Mr. Mosher and remained on the scene with him until emergency medical personnel arrived.

Soules has kept a low profile since the accident and has deleted all of his social media accounts.

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