10 Shocking Bachelor Scandals
4. Leaving the Scene of a Crash
On April 24, Chris Soules was involved in a car crash that killed a tractor driver. Making matters worse, he left the scene of the crime and refused to come out until police officers obtained a search warrant. Soules has since been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident. This isn’t his first brush with the law. In 2001, he was caught driving with an open container of alcohol in his car. Then in 2002 he was hit with unlawful use of a license and with leaving the scene of an accident after running a stop sign. And, in 2005, he received a 60-day jail sentence, a 58-day suspended jail sentence, a fine of $500 and a year of probation for an OWI (operating while intoxicated).
3. Physical Assault
Season six’s bachelor Byron Velvick proposed to Mary Delgado during the finale of the show in Spanish so that Mary’s family, who was present, could understand. However, the night after a bachelor reunion episode, concerns were raised when Mary was arrested for punching Byron in the mouth. Authorities have stated that, at the time of her arrest, Mary was in fact under the influence of alcohol. Many fans have speculated the assault was brought on by a joke Byron made during the reunion in which he shook his head “no” when asked if he would marry Mary. Following the assault Byron, came forward stating that the couple was still happy together and had just been working through things but, after 5 years together, the couple ended their engagement in 2009.