On Tuesday, KCCI Des Moines reported that prosecutors responded to Chris Soules' lawyers motion to dismiss the felony charge brought against their client. On Monday, Soules' lawyer filed the motion reportedly stating in court documents obtained by Us Weekly that there is no probable cause for a felony charge against Soules, claiming that he identified himself and his role in the accident to 911 and claiming that he remained on the scene with emergency responders after making the call. At the time of the motion to dismiss report, Bustle reached out to Soules' lawyers for comment, but did not receive a response.
UPDATE: A rep for Soules released the following statement to Bustle on May 3: "Neither Mr. Soules nor his legal counsel will be responding to the numerous tabloid style articles and journalists who have been reporting false and misleading stories by citing 'unnamed sources.' Rather, they will be focusing on presenting the truth, which will reveal how inaccurate and unfair so many of these news accounts have been. We are confident that the fair-minded citizens of Iowa will do what they’ve always done – reserve judgment until all of the accurate information is properly presented."
EARLIER: This all follows the former Bachelor star's arrest on Tuesday, April 25 after Soules allegedly left the scene of a fatal car accident near Aurora, Iowa on Monday, April 24 and was charged with allegedly committing a class D felony. The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office confirmed Soules' arrest and charge last Tuesday.
According to KCCI, state prosecutors are arguing against a dismissal of charges due to the court already determining "that there is probable cause to believe that an offense has been committed and the defendant committed it." Prosecutors are also reportedly arguing that Soules was not in compliance with the law since he allegedly did not "immediately return to the scene of the accident or inform the law enforcement authorities where he could be located."
The prosecution is also reportedly arguing that the 35-year-old allegedly "did attempt to obfuscate the immediate facts and circumstances surrounding the accident, including a determination of his level of intoxication and an explanation of the empty and partially consumed open alcoholic beverages located in and around his vehicle that he was seen purchasing at a convenience store shortly before the accident."
Bustle reached out to the prosecutor and to Soules' lawyers regarding the report of the argument against dismissal, but did not receive a response at the time of publication.