He’s slowly getting back to normalcy. Former Bachelor star Chris Soules returned to Instagram on Saturday, March 10 — nearly one year after he was arrested for allegedly leaving the scene of a fatal car accident last April. But in his social media return, it seemed like Chris is trying to focus on other things besides his legal issues. Watch the video above to see Chris’ first Instagram post since his arrest.
Last April, Chris allegedly rear-ended a tractor with his truck while driving in his native state of Iowa, and the crash killed the tractor’s driver, 66-year-old Vietnam veteran Kenneth E. Mosher. After calling the cops and attempting to perform CPR on Kenneth, Chris then allegedly fled the scene before police arrived — which is why he is being charged with leaving the scene of a fatal car crash.
Chris was arrested and charged, and since leaving the scene of an accident is a class D felony in Iowa, he is facing up to five years in prison. His legal team tried to drop the felony charges against him, but the Iowa Supreme Court denied the request last month and set a date for his upcoming trial.
He is set to stand trial for four days, starting on Nov. 7, 2018 and his fate will be decided by a jury. Until then, sources revealed to E! News that the reality star is trying to stay positive amid his upcoming court date.
“He’s staying positive, all things considered,” the insider said. “He’s always been the type of guy to see the good in everything and for the most part since things have quieted down publicly with the accident, he’s been as positive as he can about it all.”
Chris was first introduced to Bachelor Nation on Andi Dorfman’s season of The Bachelorette, where he finished in third place. He went on to star in Season 19 of The Bachelor, and he went on to star in Season 20 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and the first installment of the Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition.
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