Foxnews.com -- (05/17/2017)
Former “Bachelor” star Chis Soules pleaded not guilty to fleeing the scene of a fatal accident in an Iowa court on Tuesday.
According to the documents obtained by People Magazine, Soules wrote in a written plea that he is requesting for a trial date to be set as soon as possible.
The 35-year-old is facing a felony charge that carries up to five years in prison for the April 16th accident that left Kenneth E. Mosher dead. Authorities said at the time that Mosher died when Soules' truck rear-ended Mosher's tractor, throwing him into a ditch.
The sheriff stated following the accident that alcoholic beverages were found at the scene and police are trying to determine who had possessed them.
Soules is charged with violating a law that requires drivers involved in fatal accidents to remain at the scene "except to seek necessary aid or to report the accident to law enforcement authorities."
The reality star's legal team has argued that "acted reasonably and did everything in his power to provide aid to Mr. Mosher" after the accident.
Soules, the star of the 19th season of “The Bachelor,” appeared on a string of shows like “Dancing with the Stars” since leaving the ABC hit.
He has deleted his social media accounts after his arrest.
Soules lawyers did not return Fox News' request for comment.