This week, former “Bachelor” Chris Soules was arrested for leaving the scene of a fatal accident without alcohol related charges. However, he has a past of a DUI and other alcohol related charges that do not look very good now. This is a great example of how your past can creep up on you, especially if you come into the limelight. Learn more about Chris’ charges and use it as an example of what not to do!
Chris Soules faces up to five years in jail after he was arrested for leaving the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident earlier this week, but this wont be his first time locked up. RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal The Bachelor star was sentenced to jail for a 2005 DUI.
In an incident report obtained from the Fayette County Sheriffs Office, Soules, 35, was arrested on November 27, 2005 for driving under the influence.
The Fayette County Sheriffs Office received a report of a subject passed out behind the wheel of his car, the reporting officer wrote. Upon my arrival the vehicle was running and the defendant asleep behind the wheel.
The officer smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Soules.
The former ABC star failed all three field sobriety tests. He was arrested after testing over .08 BAC.
Soules was found guilty of operating while intoxicated. He was sentenced to 60 days in county jail and fined $670.
Soules ended up serving only two days in jail. He was placed on probation for 12 months and ordered to complete a low risk offenders program.
But his trouble with alcohol didnt start there.
Soules was fined $145 on April 6, 2001 for possession of alcohol under 21.
A citation was issued on August 4, 2001 for having an open container while driving. He was fined $195.
As Radar readers know, Soules was arrested on April 24 after ramming his Chevy truck into a tractor, killing driver Kenneth Mosher, 66. After making a frantic 911 call, where Soules told the operator the victim was unconscious, Soules fled the scene.
Although Soules hasnt been charged with driving under the influence, alcoholic beverages and a container were found at the scene.
Soules was released the next day on a $10,000 cash bond. He will return to court on Tuesday, May 2.
The Iowa farmer also has a history of leaving the scene of car accidents.
On February 22, 2002, he was accused of passing a stop sign and hitting another vehicle. The police report obtained from the Cedar Falls Police Department claims he, Immediately left the scene of the accident and never attempted to make contact with or check on the condition of the driver.
He confessed to police that he left the scene because he was scared and did not want to hurt his insurance.
The reality star pled guilty to the charges and was ordered to pay $155 in fines.
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