Chris Soules’ luck may be looking up as reports, the former Bachelor star has just scored a major victory in his deadly car accident case.
As OK! readers know, Chris was arrested on Tuesday morning after allegedly slamming his pickup truck into the back of a tractor-trailer, killing the driver, before fleeing the scene.
While he was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal car accident that left one individual dead, and faces up to five years in prison, the state of Iowa is now requesting that Chris’ initial May 2nd court date be pushed back, which could be good news!
According to documents obtained from the Iowa District Court for Buchanan County, by Radar, “The State of Iowa respectfully requests the Court grant its Motion for Continuance and reschedule the preliminary hearing to a later date, or for such other and additional relief as the Court deems appropriate in the premises,” the April 27th filing reads.
However, Chris’ high-powered legal team has yet to respond to the state’s request.
As reported, Chris’ newly hired lawyers are currently attempting to alter public opinion –a.k.a. attempting to clarify allegations that the former Bachelor’s leaving of the deadly crash accident, before police arrived, was NOT, in fact, a hit-and-run.
“Soules’ 911 call, released yesterday, proved that the initial knee-jerk coverage of this accident was incorrect. While initial reports suggested Soules fled the scene, the 911 call confirms that Soules, in fact, was the one who contacted law enforcement immediately. During the call, he clearly identified himself and explained his role in the terrible accident,” said the statement, released by Radar.
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