Prosecutors allege Soules attempted to "obfuscate" alcohol facts in fatal crash

Prosecutors claim Chris Soules bought booze just before fatal accident: Report

Prosecutors Reportedly Respond To Chris Soules' Lawyers' Motion To Dismiss The Felony Charge Against Him

PEOPLE caught up with Dancing with the Stars' Valentin Chmerkovskiy after Monday's episode of the dance competition series, and the dance pro revealed that he's made attempts to contact Soules in the days since the reality star was arrested and charged with allegedly leaving the scene of the fatal auto crash in Iowa on April 24.

In court documents filed Monday and obtained by the Daily News, prosecutors said the former "Bachelor" star was seen at the convenience store purchasing bottles of booze. He has not been charged with drunk driving.

However, in response to the motion of Soules' attorney, Buchanan County attorney Shawn M. Harden claimed that Soules "did attempt to obfuscate the immediate facts and circumstances surrounding the incident, including his level of intoxication and an explanation of the empty and partially consumed open alcoholic beverages located in and around his vehicle".

Authorities say he left the scene after his truck rear-ended a man on a tractor last week.

Soules, 35, known for his appearance on "The Bachelor" and "Dancing with the Stars" TV shows, was arrested for leaving the scene of a fatal accident following an April 24 crash north of Aurora that killed Aurora farmer Kenneth Mosher, 66.

In the documents, it stated that Soules' level of intoxication could not be determined and the 35-year-old reality star failed to explain the alcohol bottles in his auto.

He was arrested at his Arlington home in the early morning hours of April 25th.

"Mr. Soules did not depart the scene until he was assured emergency personnel had the situation in hand", the brief states. The evidence will further show that emergency responders arrived on the scene shortly after Mr. Soules concluded his 911 call.

Court documents also contend the only "permissible reasons" for Soules to leave the scene were to seek aid or report the crash.

Soules' lawyers filed a motion to dismiss the charge against him on Monday.

Despite that, Soules has a preliminary hearing set for may 9.

Soules is now free on a $10,000 bond.

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