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Chris Soules Pleads Not Guilty to Leaving Scene of Fatal Accident

Former ”Bachelor“ star’s request to get felony charge dismissed was rejected by judge

Former “Bachelor” Chris Soules pleaded not guilty to leaving the scene of the fatal accident that resulted in the death of  66-year-old farmer Kenneth Mosher.

The 35-year-old reality star waived his right to an open court arraignment, asking the Iowa court to accept his plea for a speedy trial and for a trial date to be set, ET reported. A judge must now accept his written arraignment or Soules will still have to attend his scheduled open court arraignment, which is set to take place on May 23.

On Monday, a judge dismissed a request made by Soules’ attorneys to have the felony charge dropped, according to legal documents obtained by the New York Daily News, with the judge calling the motion “procedurally moot.”

On Tuesday, Soules also requested that the State file a Bill of Particulars, specifying what part of the Iowa code that he violated or did not satisfy, in order for him to adequately prepare a defense, his lawyer said.

Soules was arrested last month and charged with leaving the scene of an accident where a death occurred following the accident on April 24 during which the pickup truck he was driving rear-ended a John Deere tractor at approximately 8 p.m. in Buchanan County, Iowa.

Soules was arrested at his home near Arlington, Iowa, and charged with leaving the scene of an accident where a death occurred. He was taken to Buchanan County Jail where he was released on a $10,000 bond.

Buchanan County Attorney Shawn M. Harden later filed papers alleging that Soules bought alcohol at a convenience store prior to the crash and that he had “empty and partially consumed open” alcoholic beverages “located in and around his vehicle.”