Former Bachelor Chris Soules Accused Of Buying Alcohol Just Before Fatal Accident

Chris Soules' arrest could change Bachelor in Paradise

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Chris Soules stopped by a local convenience store to buy alcohol shortly before a fatal auto crash that resulted in an Iowa farmer's death, prosecutors claim.

However, there are no witnesses or video evidence of Soules purchasing the alcohol to support the claim.

Soules called 911 following the accident and waited for medics to arrive but left the scene before law enforcement arrived. He has not been charged with drunk driving.

Prosecutors call a motion to dismiss charges against former Bachelor star Chris Soules, "premature".

But in his response to Soules' attorneys' motion, Buchanan County attorney Shawn M. Harden claimed that Soules did "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".

Chris Soules was involved in an accident Monday evening (April 24) in a rural part of Iowa near his home. They also say that he stayed on the scene until the ambulance showed up.

Soules is next scheduled to be in court on May 9th.

If they do not, like in the case of a hit-and-run, that person could face a class D felony charge and up to five years in prison.

"The evidence will further show that emergency responders arrived on the scene shortly after Mr. Soules concluded his 911 call".

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

According to KCCI, state prosecutors are arguing against a dismissal of charges due to the court already determining "that there is probable cause to believe that an offense has been committed and the defendant committed it". Elite Daily reached out to a representative for Soules on the allegation, but did not hear back at the time of publication.

An additional motion for continuance was also filed and granted this past Friday, although a reason was not cited, and Soules' first hearing - initially set for May 2 - has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 9 at 2PM at the Buchanan County Courthouse in Independence. He was taken to Buchanan County Jail where he was released on a $10,000 bond.

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