Bachelor Star Arrested After Fatal Hit And Run
US Bachelor star, Chris Soules, has been arrested after a running from the scene of an accident that left a 66-year-old dead.
The farmer, who starred on the reality series two years ago, was driving a pick-up truck when he rear-ended a tractor in Iowa.
The impact of the crash saw the tractor careen off the road and into a ditch, with Soules’ truck ending up in a ditch on the opposite side.
According to Iowa State Patrol, the 35-year-old was arrested around five hours after fleeing the scene of the accident on foot.
He was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident after the tractor driver died in hospital.
Investigators found alcohol at the scene, but have yet to determine who it belonged to.
It’s not the first time Soules has been in trouble with the law. In 2006 he was convicted of driving while intoxicated.
If convicted, he could face a five year prison sentence.
Soules first appeared in season ten of The Bachelorette before going on to star in The Bachelor.
He was portrayed as a wholesome country boy and ended up proposing to contestant Whitney Bischoff – although they later broke it off.