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Former “Bachelor” star Chris Soules shot down by Iowa Supreme Court in fatal crash case

This news story was published on February 27, 2018.
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DES MOINES – Former “Bachelor” star Chris Soules has been shot down by the Iowa Supreme Court in fatal crash case in which he faces a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

On Monday, April 24, 2017 at approximately 8:20 PM, the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 1000 blk of Slater Avenue (W45) north of Aurora. According to the investigation, a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado operated by Iowa farm boy Christopher Douglas Soules, age 35 of Arlington, was southbound on Slater Avenue when he struck the rear of a southbound John Deere 2640 tractor operated by Vietnam veteran Kenneth Eugene Mosher, age 66 of Aurora, Iowa. The collision caused the tractor to go into the east ditch. Soules’ vehicle went into the west ditch. Mosher was transported to Mercy Hospital in Oelwein where he was pronounced dead. Soules was uninjured in the accident and left the scene of the accident prior to the arrival of law enforcement. Soules was located shortly after at his residence located in the 7500 block of B Avenue near Arlington in Fayette County; he had refused to leave the home for some time before he was subsequently arrested and transported to the Buchanan County Jail, where he was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Fatality Motor Vehicle Accident (class D felony). Soules bonded out of the Buchanan County Jail on a $10,000 bond on Tuesday morning, April 25, 2017.

Soules and his legal team tried to get the charges thrown out earlier this year. After that was unsuccessful, they went to the Iowa Supreme Court this month and asked for an appeal and a stay in the case. The Supreme Court denied the motions.

No trial date appears to have been set, yet, in this case.  Soules, who starred in “The Bachelor” and “Dancing with the Stars”, could face up to 5 years in prison if convicted.


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6 Responses to Former “Bachelor” star Chris Soules shot down by Iowa Supreme Court in fatal crash case

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 5, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Pretty boy is in deep trouble and his money can’t buy him out of it

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 27, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    Has it been proven that he was intoxicated. I don’t know all the details, but when those farm vehicles are on the road after dark, they are a hazard to everyone.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 27, 2018 at 8:44 pm

      Regardless if they are hazardess, Chris Soules rear ended the tractor and caused his death and left the scene. Untoxicated or not he commuted a felony and furthermore if he wasn’t intoxicated why did he leave?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 27, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      After a further review of the defendants, Chris Soules, criminal history. He has a very lengthy and checkered past, multiple alcohol infractions, owi conviction, anther leaving the scene, this is not his first rodeo.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 1, 2018 at 8:26 am

        By him leaving like he did they will never be able to prove he was intoxicated. They can get him on the other charges but not intoxication.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 27, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    He should have thought about it before he got behind the wheel intoxicated. No one is above the law.