Soules Given More Time to Prepare Defense

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A judge has given an Arlington farmer-turned-reality TV star more time to prepare a defense against a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

Chris Soules, who appeared on “The Bachelor” and “Dancing With The Stars”, faces trial after driving his pickup into the back of a farm tractor and killing Kenneth Moser of Aurora last April. He reported the accident immediately, but left before police arrived.

Judge Andrea Dryer has waived a requirement that Soules’ trial must be held within a year of his arrest, allowing it to be scheduled past April.