Two judges have sealed warrant documents relating to the arrest of former “Bachelor” Chris Soules, the Associated Press reports.
The release of the warrants for Soules’ arrest and to obtain blood and urine samples would jeopardize the investigation into Monday’s incident and the fairness of his trial, judges argued.
According to the AP, the filings reveal that “judges approved warrants early Tuesday allowing officers to search Soules’ home and a red truck that allegedly drove him away from the scene, and to obtain blood and urine specimens for toxicology testing.”
The ruling applies to “warrants, applications for them, affidavits that detail investigators’ probable cause and inventories of items seized,” and extends indefinitely.
Soules, 35, was taken into custody by the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office in Iowa after the truck he was driving rear-ended a tractor at around 8 p.m. Monday night. According to local station KWWL, both vehicles went into a ditch. Kenneth Mosher, 66, who was driving the tractor died and Soules fled the scene, leaving his truck behind.
Audio of the 911 call Soules placed before leaving the scene of the crash was released on Wednesday. On the call Soules is heard describing the victim’s state to the operator, who urges the Iowa resident to stay on the line as police and medical were dispatched to the scene.
Soules’ attorneys released a statement on Thursday arguing that 911 calls proved that he “acted reasonably” following the crash. They also said in the statement that they filed a request “asking law enforcement to preserve possible evidence and anticipate filing additional motions next week.”
Soules appeared on “The Bachelor” for Season 19 in 2015 after appearing on “The Bachelorette” in Season 10. He proposed to Whitney Bischoff in the finale, but the two called off their engagement. Since then, he’s appeared on other reality shows like “Dancing with the Stars” and “Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition.”
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