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Podcast: Can ‘Bachelor’ Chris Soules avoid jail time for fatal crash?

Police found empty and partially consumed opened alcohol containers in Chris Soules’s truck after the “Bachelor” star rear-ended a tractor, killing a farmer, last week, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Soules allegedly purchased the alcohol “shortly before the accident,” on a road near his Iowa farm, the filing said.

Defense lawyers argue the charge of fleeing the scene of a fatal accident is “premature” since Soules called 911, gave his name, admitted hitting the tractor. He then tried to give the dying man medical help before driving home.

Also read: Could ‘Bachelor’ Chris Soules walk free after alleged hit & run? 

But Soules allegedly refused to answer his door for hours when deputies knocked, preventing them from testing his blood-alcohol level. He has not been charged with drunk driving.

Brian Claypool, a nationally known criminal defense lawyer, is currently representing Dalia Dippolito in her third trial on a 2009 murder-for-trial in Florida.

Nancy Grace debates the Soules case with criminal defense lawyer Brian Claypool in this “Crime Stories” episode. Claypool, a nationally known criminal defense lawyer, is currently representing Dalia Dippolito in her third trial on a 2009 murder-for-trial in Florida.

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