Former Bachelor star Chris Soules wants the felony charge dismissed in the car crash case. The television personality was involved in a vehicle accident last week, which left the other driver dead.


Chris Soules was arrested on April 25 for fleeing a fatal car crash scene.
Photo: ABC


On the night of April 24, Chris Soules was arrested at his home, after fleeing the scene of a vehicle crash. The 35-year-old was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado truck in Aurora, Iowa, when he hit a John Deere tractor trailer, pushing it into a ditch. The tractor driver was a 66-year-old man called Kenneth Mosher. The man was rushed to the hospital, but he eventually died.

Soules called 911 immediately after the crash and admitted he was the one causing it. “I rear ended a guy on a tractor, he is heard saying on the 911 call recording.

But after the ambulance took the injured man to the hospital, Soules “just kind of walked away”, an Iowa state patrol official said, according to ET sources.

Soules was arrested at his home, hours later. The general probable cause lists “admission/statements, caused property damage, operating motor vehicles, possessed alcoholic beverage/containers, identified by witnesses, near scene of crime and caused personal injury.”


Chris Soules’ mugshot
Photo: Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office


But on Monday, May 1, Chris Soules’ lawyers asked for the dismissal of his case. “Because probable cause does not exist to support the charge against Mr. Soules, it must be dismissed”, reads the paper obtained by ET. “The information provided by Mr. Soules’ during his 911 call fulfilled the requirements of the reporting statutes.” The paper also states that Chris Soules gave law enforcement representative all the information required at the time it was required “and reasonably provided treatment to Mr. Mosher.

Chris Soules became popular for his good ol’ country boy image during the 10th season of ABC’s The Bacehlorette. He was among the three finalists in the show, competing for the heart of Andi Dorman. He lost to Nick Viall and Josh Murray, but won the chance of finding love under the public eye by starring in the 19th season of The Bachelor.