According to a report from Us Weekly, Chris Soules’ motion to dismiss his felony charge was denied by the Supreme Court of Iowa. The government branch declined to hear the former reality star’s appeal to drop the charges related to his leaving of the scene at a fatal car accident.
As it was previously reported, The Bachelor alum, 36, found himself in trouble in April of 2017 after he rammed a truck into the back of a tractor driven by a man named Kenny Mosher.
Following the incident, after arriving in the local hospital, Mosher died due to the injuries. On the 6th of February, Soules claimed he didn’t leave the car accident until several minutes after he called the Emergency Responders.
The responders allegedly told The Bachelor alum they “had the situation in hand.” According to the lawyer of Soules, Iowa law doesn’t require people to wait at the scene of the crash.
However, the state prosecutor said the law does. In January of this year, a judge refused to dismiss the charges against Soules, and he could face up to five years in jail.
Additionally, The Register claimed his lawyers stated the fact that Chris is a “public figure” would make the trial “even more damaging.” His attorneys argue the damage done to his reputation will be irreversible.
In May of 2017, Chris entered a not guilty plea, citing that he did everything he could to help the man who passed away. His attorney wrote to Us Weekly, that once all of the evidence is heard in court, the public, as well as the jury, will understand Chris did everything in his power to aid Mr. Kosher in his final moments.