Chris Soules Gets a 2018 Court Date For His Fatal Car Crash Case
The only thing is, it’s going to be a while — like next year, a while.
The Dancing With the Stars alum’s legal team has been hard at work trying to get his charges for leaving the scene of a fatal accident dismissed but that hasn’t happened.
Instead, new Iowa District Court for Buchanan County court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com reveal the 35-year-old is expected to appear in court for the first day of his jury trial on January 18, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.
“The matter is expected to last four to five days,” the court papers read.
However, Chris won’t necessarily be a sitting duck until the new year. His legal team is expected to file a motion to dismiss, so a hearing will take place on October 10.
They will have up until December 15 for all pretrial motions and notice of defenses after that.
Then, the Iowa native will attend a pretrial conference on November 16, 2017, followed by an additional pretrial conference two weeks prior to the jury trial on January 4, 2018.
It should be noted that this is all strictly related to the fleeing the scene charge for the car crash on April 24 that resulted in 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher’s death.
After the former reality star rear-ended the tractor of the deceased, he allegedly left the scene of the crime prior to medical assistance arrival. Kenneth later died at a nearby hospital.
He entered a plea of not guilty on May 16 for the charges.
When word first broke of the fatal crash, it was reported that the farmer had alcoholic beverages and containers in his car.
He’s also said to have been captured on camera purchasing alcohol just over an hour prior to the incident.
In spite of all that, legal docs later stated he tested “negative for drugs and alcohol” post-crash.
If convicted of the fleeing the scene of an accident resulting in death, he faces up to five years in prison.
Stay tuned to Wetpaint for more on this developing story.