TMZ reported Tuesday that Soules entered a guilty plea in Iowa's Buchanan County to one count of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, an aggravated misdemeanor, after initially entering a not guilty plea to a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.
If the plea agreement is accepted by the judge, the charge carries a maximum penalty of up to two years in prison and/or a fine between $625 to $6,250.
"Bachelor" alum, Chris Soules, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a reduced charge related to a 2017 fatal vehicle crash near his home in northern Iowa. In June, it was determined by police that Soules did not have any drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of his arrest. At the time, it was unclear what the deal might entail or to what charge Soules would plead. Sentencing is now scheduled for January 8, 2019.
According to prosecutors, Soules rear-ended a John Deere tractor and sent it and its driver flying into a ditch.
His rep released a statement to ET following his release from jail, noting that the reality star was "devastated" following the fatal crash. "His thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Mosher's family".
"Mr. Soules fully satisfied the purposes of the statute by calling 911, giving his name to dispatch, administering CPR to Mr. Mosher, and staying on the scene until emergency responders arrived", Messamer said in the motion.
Former "Bachelor" Chris Soules just copped an incredibly sweet plea in his fatal auto crash, and it means he's no longer facing a felony. but he could still end up doing time.