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Fighting On! Chris Soules' Legal Team To Appeal Hit And Run Ruling

Jan. 5 2018, Updated 9:22 p.m. ET

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Former Bachelor Chris Soules and is legal team are going to appeal the latest ruling against him.

RadarOnline.com earlier reported how an Iowa judge denied his motion to dismiss his notorious fatal accident case.

But now his team is fighting back.

In a statement released to RadarOnline.com they defended Soules actions on that fateful night and vowed to appeal today’s determination.

Their statement read: 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 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. Nevertheless, a judge ruled today that Iowa law allows the prosecutors to charge Mr. Soules under Iowa’s “hit and run” statute.

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In today’s ruling, the judge recognized that the purpose of the law is to prevent a surviving driver “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.”

Mr. Soules’ attorneys previously argued that Mr. Soules fully satisfied those purposes and that the prosecution is based on a technicality in the statute. In response to the ruling, Mr. Soules’ attorneys again emphasized that Mr. Soules indisputably called 911, identified himself, explained his role in this tragic accident, and tried to save Mr. Mosher.

Attorney Brandon Brown noted that the Iowa Supreme Court has never considered whether such actions can rightfully be punished as a “hit and run.”

Mr. Soules and his attorneys vigorously disagree with the judge’s ruling and plan to appeal to give the Iowa Supreme Court the opportunity to review this important issue.

District Court Judge Andrea J. Dryer explained how Soules “has not shown that the trial information should be dismissed.”

Soules’ jury trial is set for January 18.

The former reality star rear-ended Mosher’s tractor on April 24, 2017. Mosher was thrown into a ditch and died at a nearby hospital.

Soules was charged with leaving the scene of a deadly crash, resulting in death - he entered a plea of not guilty on May 16.

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