Chris Soules hit-and-run: 5 things you need to know

Bachelor Chris Soules faces jail time
Bachelor Chris Soules faces jail time /

Chris Soules is a celebrity in his hometown but cops aren’t giving him special treatment while they investigate the former Bachelor star’s hit-and-run accident.

It’s been almost a week since Chris Soules was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident. The man he hit, Kenneth Mosher, died shortly after Chris crashed into his tractor. As police continue to investigate the case, Chris’ legal team is trying to prove he is innocent of all charges.

Here are five things you need to know about Chris Soules’ hit-and-run case.

1. Chris Soules left the scene of the accident with a relative

Chris was reportedly picked up by a relative at the scene of the accident. The 911 tapes confirm that he tried to attend to the victim but he bolted when emergency personnel arrived. Radar reports that police have issued a search warrant for the vehicle used to take him to his Arlington, Iowa home. Now it’s a wait-and-see to find out which relative scooped Chris up after the accident.

2. Police tested Chris’ blood for alcohol but friend says he was sober

After the reality TV star was arrested, police took him to a hospital to obtain a blood sample. However, a friend of the family says Chris was “totally sober’ at the time of the crash.

The unnamed friend tells ET that one of Chris’ relatives lives nearby and heard the crash. Soules and the relative left the scene at some point after 911 (listen above) was called. Police have yet to release the name of the person who drove Chris home.

3. Charges against Chris Soules could change

Chris was initially charged with leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident, a Class D felony. There are multiple reports that open containers of beer were found in his truck.

Although his friend says Chris was sober, if blood tests come back positive for alcohol he could face even bigger charges. According to Hollywood Life, Soules could face up to 25 years in jail if he was drinking at the time of the crash.

4. Chris has deleted all of his social media accounts

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Chris Soules has completely disappeared from social media. Fans first assumed that he deleted his accounts because the comments were getting ugly.

There is speculation that Soules took down all of his social media for legal reasons. Police are trying to figure out if Chris was using his cell phone at the time of the accident.

If he was posting on social media at the time, that won’t help his court case.

5. Prosecutors change date of first hearing

The former Bachelor star was initially scheduled to appear for his first hearing on May 2. Now prosecutors in the case have asked for the date to be pushed out, something Soules’ attorneys have agreed to.