'The Bachelor' finalist Victoria Fuller was arrested for DUI and sentenced to a year in prison back in 2017

Victoria was busted for driving under the influence back in August 25, 2017, in an incident that occurred in her hometown of Virginia Beach, Virginia

'The Bachelor' finalist Victoria Fuller was arrested for DUI and sentenced to a year in prison back in 2017
Victoria Fuller (Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office/ ABC)
ADVERTISEMENT

'The Bachelor' contestant Victoria Fuller has been considered problematic both onscreen and offscreen by fans. To add to the concoction now is an arrest from her past. Before getting on Season 24 of 'The Bachelor', current finalist Victoria was arrested for DUI, Page Six has confirmed.

One of the top three contestants vying for Peter Weber's love and on the ABC reality series, Victoria was busted for driving under the influence back on August 25, 2017, in an incident that occurred in her hometown of Virginia Beach, Virginia. She had been slapped with a fine and time behind bars.

She was initially sentenced to a year in prison but the sentence was later suspended and she was given 24 months of probation instead, court docket said. She paid a $250 fine and a fee of $221. Her license was restricted for a year and she was only allowed to drive to school or work during this time and has to take Alcohol Safety Action Program meetings and other court-approved destinations.

ADVERTISEMENT

This news comes soon after the White Lives Matter scandal that made her lose her digital Cosmopolitan cover. The 26-year-old medical sales rep, who once said that her job was her passion, was seen modeling in clothes from a line that also featured Confederate flags. Victoria was seen posing for outfits from the line and smiling.

Victoria said in her public apology that it was a campaign to save Marlin fish.

"I would like to sincerely apologize for my involvement with We Love Marlins,” Fuller wrote on Instagram, for which she was later slammed as not being sincere enough.

"My intention was only to support an endangered species. I want to say that I unequivocally reject the beliefs of the white lives matter movement or any propaganda that supports racism of any kind," Fuller continued. "I would like to specifically apologize to people of color that are affected by racism daily. It was never my intention to add fuel to the racial fire in this country."

ADVERTISEMENT

Cosmopolitan magazine said in a statement, "It’s been reported that what she modeled for was actually a Marlin Lives Matter organization focused on preventing white and blue marlin from being overfished, which used 'white lives matter' and 'blue lives matter' messaging on its promotional shirts and hats. In my view, the nature of the organization is neither here nor there — both phrases and the belief systems they represent are rooted in racism and therefore problematic."

ADVERTISEMENT

Share this article: 'The Bachelor' finalist Victoria Fuller was arrested for DUI and sentenced to a year in prison back in 2017