'Deadliest Catch’ star arrested for allegedly assaulting Uber driver
Sig Hansen, Captain of the Northwestern crab-catcher vessel, a boat featured on the Discovery Channel show 'Deadliest Catch', looks on during qualifying for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 on May 24, 2007 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
SEATTLE — Celebrity crab-boat captain Sig Hansen was arrested after he allegedly spat on an Uber driver in Seattle and kicked and dented the driver’s car upon learning he couldn’t pay cash for his ride home.
The Seattle Times reports the 51-year-old had been in the Ballard neighbourhood celebrating Norway’s Constitution Day with family and was arrested early Thursday at his Shoreline home.
Police reports say when officers confronted Hansen, he appeared “obviously intoxicated,” denied the altercation happened and initially resisted arrest.
King County Jail records show Hansen was booked in connection with misdemeanour assault and property destruction charges. He was released after posting $2,000 bail Thursday, and is set to be arraigned Saturday.
In a statement released through a publicist, Hansen said he was “terribly sorry” for his behaviour and was “very embarrassed” by it.