Former 'Bachelor' Star Denied Appeal in Accident Case

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Chris Soules had previously asked the Iowa Supreme Court to dismiss a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

The Iowa Supreme Court has denied an appeal filed by an Iowa farmer turned reality TV celebrity 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 Soules' 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 on April 24 last year in northern Iowa. He called 911 and waited for first responders but left before police arrived.

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