According to new reports, Chris Soules filed a motion to dismiss the accusations in his hit and run case. As fans may know, back in April, the star was arrested after he drove right into a tractor, killing 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher.
He was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Now, court documents have revealed that his attorney, Gina Messamer is arguing that even though the Bachelor star did not follow the law which required him to stay at the scene of the crime, he did everything in his power to save the man before finally fleeing.
‘Mr. Soules satisfied the purposes of the statute by calling 911, giving his name to dispatch, administering CPR to Mr. Mosher, and staying at the scene until emergency responders arrived. Though he was shaken after the accident, he did everything in his power to resuscitate Mr. Mosher,’ the lawyer stated, adding that he even interacted with several people from the victim’s community and did not try to hide his identity from them at any times.
The legal representative also explained that he has the constitutional right to not self-incriminate, meaning that the man shouldn’t have been forced to return to the scene of the accident.
That being said, according to the lawyer, her client cannot be held liable for not returning.
Back in may, Soules pled not guilty to the accusations of causing death and leaving the scene of the accident.
For yesterday’s motion, a hearing has been set on October 10.