Chris Soules ‘Wasn’t Drinking’ Before Accident, Says Friend Of ‘Bachelor’ Star


Chris Soules’ friend claims the Bachelor star wasn’t drinking the night of his fatal hit-and-run, but toxicology reports may prove otherwise.

The investigation into Chris Soules’ hit-and-run accident continues. Charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident, the Bachelor star’s legal problems are far from over. If authorities can prove that Chris was drinking and/or using his cell phone at the time of the crash, he could face manslaughter charges. Soules could serve up to 25 years in prison if the results of the investigation are not in his favor.

However, one of Chris Soules’ close friends tells Entertainment Tonight that Chris wasn’t drinking the night of the accident. The unnamed friend states that Chris was working right before the crash. He went on to say that Chris was driving an old work truck, not his “every day truck.”

Police still haven’t provided evidence as to whether or not Soules was under the influence of alcohol at the time he hit and killed 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher. There are multiple reports that open containers of beer were found in the truck.

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Moreover, police have been checking through Soules’ cell phone. They are trying to find out if he was texting or posting on social media at the time of the accident. After the accident, Chris deleted all of his social media accounts, a move that has many wondering if he did that to protect himself.

Chris Soules’ legal team speaks out

Chris has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident, a Class D felony. However, his legal team states that he “acted responsibly” at the scene of the crash. The 911 call reveals that Chris identified himself, admitted that he hit Mosher, and tried to attend to the victim.

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“Soules’ 911 call, released yesterday, proved that the initial knee-jerk coverage of this accident was incorrect,” Soules legal team said in a press release. “While initial reports suggested Soules fled the scene, the 911 call confirms that Soules in fact was the one who contacted law enforcement immediately. During the call, he clearly identified himself and explained his role in the terrible accident. Soules attempted to resuscitate Mr. Mosher and remained on the scene with him until emergency medical personnel arrived.”

However, a big question remains. If Chris Soules wasn’t drinking at the time of the accident, why did he leave when emergency personnel arrived?

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