On the 13th of November, Tuesday, Chris Soules, the star of The Bachelor, plead guilty to a charge stemming from his fatal car crash in April 2017 that left one farmer dead.
The Bachelor alum’s lawyer submitted the written plea on Tuesday after the prosecutor dropped the charge down to a mere misdemeanor. Chris is now facing the charge: “Leaving the Scene Of A Personal Injury Accident.”
The offense has a maximum penalty of up to approximately two years in prison. Moreover, the reality star may have to pay a fine of $625 with a suspended jail sentence or a deferred judgment and a fine of $6,250.
Initially, The Bachelor star was charged with a Class D felony as well as five years in prison. He’s scheduled for sentencing on the 8th of January, 2019. In his plea deal, Chris said he did stop, called 911, and identified himself, but he didn’t tell police his registration number.
On the 12th of November, Radar Online published a report stating that the 37-year-old was entering a written guilty plea. Mr. Soules rear-ended a tractor driven by a 66-year-old man, Kenny Mosher, in Aurora, Iowa, in April 2017.
Mosher had to go to the hospital afterward due to injuries he endured during the accident. Later on, Chris was arrested at his home following the incident.
Chris later fought against the charge, stating that the emergency first responders told him they had the situation under control. Through his spokesperson back in April 2017, Chris admitted he got into an accident.
Soules said he was devastated to learn that Kenneth Mosher had died. As most know, Chris isn’t the only star of The Bachelor series to face controversy. Corinne Olympios and Demario Jackson were involved in an on-set sexual misconduct controversy.
A woman on the set of Bachelor In Paradise suggested Demario had taken advantage of her while she was intoxicated, leading to the anonymous producer to file a complaint with the human resources department. It was later revealed that Demario was innocent.