INDEPENDENCE — A district court judge will decide if charges against reality TV star Chris Soules will be dismissed following a Monday morning hearing.
Soules is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash in the April collision that claimed the life of Kenneth Mosher on Aurora. Authorities said Soules left the scene in a truck that someone, investigators believe a relative, provided before law enforcement arrived.
On Monday, defense attorney Robert Montgomery said Soules called 911, identified himself and rendered aid at the scene, and he said the statute doesn't require a driver to remain to be sized up by a cop.
Montgomery said the statute is ambiguous and urged the court to rule in favor of the defense.
Assistant Iowa Attorney General Scott Brown said Soules left the scene after about 14 minutes and argued that most people involved in fender benders remain on the scene longer that Soules did in the fatal crash.
He said because the collision was fatal, law enforcement needed to make face-to-face contact with those involved.
The state has until tomorrow to file a response to a defense outline of the facts, and Judge Andrea Dryer will rule on the matter at a later date.