Chris Soules' April 24th arrest wasn’t his first time behind bars!
Just days after Chris was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal car accident, RadarOnline.com is now reporting that The Bachelor star was actually sentenced to jail for a driving under the influence, back in 2005.
“The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a subject passed out behind the wheel of his car,” the reporting officer wrote in the incident report obtained from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. “Upon my arrival, the vehicle was running and the defendant asleep behind the wheel.” The officer smelled “a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage” coming from the reality star.
The former Bachelor star was administered three field sobriety tests, which he failed as his blood alcohol level was over the legal limit before he was arrested.
Chris was ultimately found guilty of operating while intoxicated and he was sentenced to 60 days in county jail and fined $670.
However, he ended up only serving two days in jail. The 35-year-old was also placed on probation for 12 months and ordered to complete a low-risk offender’s program.
Nevertheless, the Iowa native’s 2005 DUI arrest still wasn’t his first incident with the law for an alcohol-related incident.
On August 4, 2001, Chris was issued a citation for having an open container while driving and he was fined $195.
He was also fined $145 on April 6, 2001, for possession of alcohol under 21.
As OK! readers know, Chris was arrested on Tuesday morning after allegedly slamming his pickup truck into the back of a tractor-trailer, killing the driver, before fleeing the scene.
Chris was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal car accident that left one individual dead, which could send him to prison for up to five years.
While he was not additionally charged with driving under the influence, court documents revealed that alcoholic beverages and a container were found at the scene.
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