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Chris Soules’ Legal Team Proclaims his Innocence in Fatal Hit and Run

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chris-soules-arrestFans of the ABC, The Bachelor, were stunned last week to hear that season 19’s bachelor was involved in a fatal hit and run last week. Chris Soules was arrested after his Chevy Truck rear ended a tractor that was being driven by one of his neighbors. The accident resulted in the death of his neighbor, Kenneth Mosher. He was arrested shortly after the accident at his home in Arlington, Iowa. He was charged with a felony and now his attorneys are asking a judge to dismiss the charges against him.

Last week, Soules was charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death. The motion filed by his attorneys stated that, “The complaint alleged Mr. Soules “[did] not immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close as possible, and failed to return to and remain at the scene of the accident.” However, a recording of the 911 call that Soules made at the scene of the accident contradicts the original compliant filed against Soules. The recording of the call was released a few days after the accident.

The call originally obtained by TMZ, was logged by 911 operators before the police could reach the scene of the accident. Soules can be heard breathing heavily and on the verge of tears as he relays to the operator how the accident happened. The operator asks some questions about the situation and Soules checks the victim’s pulse and tells the operator that he can feel a pulse and that the victim was bleeding from the mouth. The operator asks if someone could perform CPR and it is not clear if it is Soules performing CPR or a bystander. Soules then left the scene and was later tracked down to his home and arrested.

Based on that call, Soule’s attorney’s are asking that the felony charge be dismissed. The filing stated, “Mr. Soules described the location of the accident and communicated with dispatch for approximately 5 minutes and 45 seconds while help was en route,” the May 1st filing read. “The evidence will further show that emergency responders arrived on the scene shortly after Mr. Soules concluded his 911 call. Mr. Soules remained on the scene with those emergency responders for several more minutes before returning to his home.”

The court documents went on to say, “Before hanging up, he confirmed that emergency responders were en route. Mr. Soules did not depart the scene until he was assured emergency personnel had the situation in hand. As a matter of law, the State cannot prove Mr. Soules did not render ‘reasonable assistance.’ Mr. Soules’ actions at the scene, as captured by the 911 recording, unquestionably were ‘reasonable.'”

Chris Soules is due in court next on May 9th, 2017.




Dennis Rodman Charged with Hit-and-Run and Property Damage

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Dennis Rodman I guess age doesn’t always make you smarter or wiser, at least in the case of Dennis Rodman. He has  been charged with hit-and-run and property damage after driving the wrong way down on a freeway and causing a car crash. He is accused of misdemeanor counts of hit and run with property damage, driving a motor vehicle across a divide, giving false information to a police officer and driving without a valid license. If he is convicted of all charges, he could potentially spend a maximum of two years in county jail.

The charges stem from an alleged incident that occurred last July. On July 20th, the driver of a black BMW was reportedly traveling south in the carpool lane and crashed into the center divider after swerving to avoid a head-on collision with a white luxury SUV, that was allegedly being driven by Rodman. Rodman got out and talked to the driver and then left without exchanging information. He left right before the police arrived.

Well Rodman’s attorney has a completely different story. His attorney,Paul Meyer, says the incident occurred on a poorly signed exit ramp. He added that his client corrected the driving error without the cars touching, stopped and spoke to people in the other car. So the complete opposite of what the other driver claimed to have happened.

Of course this isn’t the first time that Rodman has been in trouble with the law. In 1999 and 2003 he was arrested twice for driving under the influence. He plea guilty to the 1999 incident and he was charged for driving without a license. He was ordered to pay $2,000 in fines and had to attend a three-month treatment program. Looks like that treatment program didn’t work because he was arrested again in 2003 after he crashed a motorcycle outside a Las Vegas, Nevada, strip club. He pleaded no contest in the second case  and he was sentenced to 30 days home detention.

We are going to take a wild guess that this latest incident is alcohol related. He was seen partying at a karaoke bar in Santa Ana. That is only our opinion on the matter but it appears like maybe he should just hire a driver next time.




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