"Bachelor" heading to the Iowa Supreme Court

Chris Soules

Plans to appeal ruling in fatal crash.

Posted: Jan 5, 2018 5:36 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa farmer-turned-reality television star, fighting to avoid prison after driving his pickup into the back of a tractor and killing a neighbor, plans to appeal his case to the Iowa Supreme Court.

Chris Soules became known as "Prince Farming" during his 2015 appearance on "The Bachelor" and also appeared on "The Bachelorette" and "Dancing With The Stars."

He lost a legal battle Friday in the felony case against him when a judge dismissed his constitutional challenge to an Iowa law requiring the surviving driver in a fatal accident to remain at the scene until police arrive. It goes beyond the statutes of many states.

Soules' attorneys say he vigorously disagrees with the judge's ruling and will ask the state's highest court to review it.

He faces trial Jan. 18.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 22°
Albert Lea
Clear
27° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 27°
Austin
Clear
21° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 19°
Feels Like: 14°
Charles City
Clear
23° wxIcon
Hi: 36° Lo: 19°
Feels Like: 13°
Rochester
Clear
26° wxIcon
Hi: 32° Lo: 19°
Feels Like: 15°
Mild weekend ahead
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Sports Overtime highlights part two

Image

Hayfield High School Donkey Basketball

Image

Sports Overtime highlights part one

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 2/21

Image

Finkenauer town hall

Image

Vets need your help with transportation

Image

Youth talk tough topics

Image

Coronavirus Local Business Impact

Image

Beyond the Badge program

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 2/21

Community Events