Chris Soules' Lawyers' Motion To Dismiss The Felony Charge Against Him Has Been Denied By A Judge

Almost a month after Chris Soules was arrested for allegedly leaving the scene of a fatal accident that killed 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher, his case is continuing to move forward. According to court documents obtained by Us Weekly, Soules' lawyers' motion to dismiss the charge against him has been denied by a judge, who stated that the court has determined it is "procedurally moot."

Soules' lawyers filed the motion earlier this month on the basis that he notified 911 and allegedly waited for first responders to arrive before he left the scene. But now that the judge has denied the motion to dismiss, the proceedings will continue as scheduled. The Bachelor star has been formally charged with an alleged Hit and Run, Resulting in Death, which is a felony, and his arraignment is scheduled for May 23.

As Iowa news channel KCRG reports, the judge granted the defense's request to preserve all evidence in the criminal case against Soules.

After his arrest, Soules' lawyers released a statement to Just Jared claiming that "Soules acted reasonably and did everything in his power to provide aid to Mr. Mosher."

According to a press release from the Buchanan County Sheriff's Department, Soules was arrested at his home on April 24 and was released on a $10,000 bond the following day.

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His lawyers' statement reads as follows:

Soules' rep also released the following statement to Bustle on May 3: