Former ‘Bachelor’ Chris Soules’ Legal Team Appealing His Hit and Run Ruling
Chris Soules is fighting back.
The former Bachelor, who was involved in a fatal hit and run accident last year, is going to appeal the latest ruling against him.
An Iowa just recently denied his motion to dismiss the fatal accident earlier this month.
According to Radar Online, the reality star’s attorney released a statement defending his client’s actions on the night in question.
“It has been clear since the beginning of this case that Mr. Soules did everything in his power to assist the injured tractor driver, Kenneth Mosher, in the aftermath of the terrible accident on April 24, 2017,” the statement read.
“The 911 recording from that night shows Mr. Soules kept his wits about him and attempted CPR on Mr. Mosher with the assistance of other first responders.”
The statement continued, “Nevertheless, a judge ruled today that Iowa law allows the prosecutors to charge Mr. Soules under Iowa’s ‘hit and run’ statute.”
During the ruling, which occured on Friday, January 5, the judge explained the purpose of the “hit and run” law.
It is to stop someone “from evading liability as a result of the accident by escaping before his identity can be established and [to] protect persons from distress or danger from additional mutilation and exposure for want of proper treatment.”
The 36-year-old rear-ended Kenneth Mosher’s trailer back in April, which sent him into a ditch on the side of the road.
Chris then called 911, identified himself as the person who hit Kenneth, and administered CPR, but left before the police arrived.
He was then arrested and charged with failure to remain at the scene of a fatal accident.
However, his attorneys claim he did everything in his power to help the victim and didn’t break any of the “hit and run” laws.
His trial is currently set for January 18.
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