Ex-'Bachelor' star arrested for fleeing scene of deadly accident

Chris Soules, 35, is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident in which he allegedly slammed into a tractor, killing its driver, officials said.
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Now to the new trouble for "The patch lor's" Chris Soules. He is charged with leeing the scene of a deadly crash. He slammed into a tractor, killing the driver. Alcohol was found at the scene. Mara schiavocampo is here with the story. So sad. Reporter: Good morning. Police say they had to track Soules down after the sept, arresting him several hours later. Soules was uninjured and is now out on $10 thoux bond and is facing a felony charge. He's the Iowa farm boy who captured America's attention in season 19 of "The bachelor." I'm Chris Soules. I'm from Arlington, Iowa. Reporter: Looking for love on TV. Love is like farming. You plant a seed. You hope it grows. Reporter: This morning, a different reality. Arrested early Tuesday and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal sept. Mr. Soules, you're charged with leaving the scene of an zept causing death. The driver of the tractor is unconscious in the ditch. Reporter: According to officials, the 35-year-old rear ended a tractor with his pickup truck, killing the tractor driver, 66-year-old Kenneth mosher, who was also one of Soules' neighbors in this close-knit community. Alcohol was found that the scene, though Soules is not charged with driving under the influence. The is not his first run-in with the law. He's had a series of speeding tickets. Multiple citations for drinking urnds age. Arrested for a DUI a little over ten years ago. Reporter: Soules first stepped into the spotlight if 2014. Vying for the affection of bachelorette Andy dor ofman. You clean up nice. Reporter: Later wurning as "The bachelor" introducing the women to his beloved hometown or Arlington. Everything around here is kind of what we farm. Reporter: Though he sound love with whit Aney Bischoff, the two broke up. He posts pictures of farm life in god's kubt. Now he'll have to stay there. Ordered not the leave the state without court aproufl. Soules had to surrender his passport and has to wear an ankle monitor. He fac@s up to five years in prison if convicted. As for the victim, a loving father and grandfather, he loved farming. Thank you so much, Dan is back with this. Five years that Chris Soules could be facing. And that's just on the potential crime of leaving the scene of a deadly accident. The reason it's a felony and fife years is because someone died. We're not talking about who caused it, why it was caused. Those are separate questions. This is just for leaving the scene of an accident. It's a crime to leave the scene of an accident. It is a more serious crime to leave the scene of an accident when someone dies. And the fact that alcohol was reportedly found at the scene. That will be an interesting part of the investigation into the cause of the crash. The leaving is scene is a separate issue. Alcohol, no alcohol, you leave the scene of an accident, someone dies, you have the potential for a felony there. You find alcohol at scene, what was the cause of the crash? Could this have been negligent homicide? We don't know if he was responsible. They'll being looking into it. Why did the crash occur? Was alcohol a part of it? The investigation continues. This is not Chris' first run-in with the law. That's the kind of thing that in theory shouldn't matter. You talk toin vest gator, that's in their heads. They want to know, who is this guy? What's his past? Not necessarily that it would come into a trial against him. When investigators are looking at case like this, that matters, in trying to assess this happened, where was he coming from. That could play into sentencing? Mgts absolutely. If he was con vigted, his past becomes more relevant in determining the sentence. Coming up, the president's promises on national security.

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