Iowa Supreme Court Denies Soules’ Appeal to Dismiss Charge

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Supreme Court has denied an appeal filed by an Arlington farmer-turned-reality TV star charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

Chris Soules asked the Iowa Supreme Court to dismiss the felony charge before it goes to trial. He contends Iowa law doesn’t require fatal wreck surviving drivers to wait for police, but state prosecutors say it does. Soules asked a judge to dismiss the case, but the judge declined last month and Soules appealed.

The high court Friday denied his request to hear the appeal.

Soules appeared on “The Bachelor” and “Dancing with the Stars” in 2015.

He struck a tractor driven by a neighbor, Kenneth Mosher of Aurora, last April in Buchanan County. He called 911 and waited for first responders, but left before law enforcement arrived.