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Soules' defense presents argument to drop charge against him

Chris Soules?listens to a 911 tape during a hearing in Buchanan County District Court with his lawyers Alfredo Parrish, Robert Montgomery and Brandon Brown Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Independence, Iowa. Reality TV star Soules is charged with leaving the scene in a fatal April crash near Aurora, Iowa. (RODNEY WHITE/DES MOINES REGISTER /POOL)

Chris Soules will have to wait at least another day to find out if a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal crash brought against him is dismissed.

During a hearing on Monday, a judge granted the state 24 hours to review an exhibit presented by the defense.


The state has until 10 a.m. Tuesday to review minutes from Monday's hearing and arguments.

The 36-year-old former "Bachelor" star is accused of leaving the scene of a fatal accident after driving his truck into a tractor on April 24. 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher died as a result after his tractor rolled into a ditch. Soules made the original 911 call, but left the scene as first responders arrived. He was found and arrested at his home five hours later.

In a motion filed, Soules' defense argues the charge of "failing to remain" at the scene of a fatal crash should be thrown out because he made the 911 call and performed CPR before he left the scene.


Soules has pleaded not guilty.


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