The Bachelor’s Chris Soules Pleads Guilty In Fatal Car Crash
In April 2017, Chris Soules rear-ended 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher’s tractor-trailer. Authorities said the 37-year-old Soules left the scene before law enforcement could arrive. The next day, they arrested him 15 miles away in his Arlington, Iowa home. Mosher was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.
On Tuesday, more than a year since his arrest, the former Bachelor star pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident.
Soules initially pleaded not guilty to the charge of fleeing the scene of a fatal crash. That qualifies as a felony and carries up to five years behind bars.
Soules’ attorney, Gina Messamer, said in a statement, “The prosecutor has amended the charge down to a misdemeanor and Mr. Soules has entered a Conditional Guilty Plea to the misdemeanor charge. This misdemeanor charge carries a penalty ranging between a deferred judgment and no jail time up to two years’ incarceration… The basis for Mr. Soules’ guilty plea is that he failed to provide his registration information to law enforcement or 911 dispatch as required by Iowa law.”
Soules starred on the Season 19 of The Bachelor three years ago. He became engaged to Whitney Bischoff after the show but the two have now separated. He later appeared on Dancing With The Stars.