'Deadliest Catch' star arrested after alleged assault

Danny Woods
May 19, 2017

"Deadliest Catch" star Sig Hansen was arrested and booked into jail after an incident involving an Uber driver in Seattle. When officers arrived they saw several drops of fresh-looking spit on the back of the driver's headrest and a dent in the auto. The Uber driver claims that the passengers offered cash - which are against Uber's rules - and he stopped the auto so that the passengers would exit the vehicle. Hansen allegedly had an argument with an Uber driver at 2 a.m. on May 18, 2017 in the Seattle, Wash. area while in the company of two other passengers.

"He apparently kicked the auto, putting a dent in it", Jamieson said. "He then resisted our attempts and commands to place his hands behind his back". He bailed out soon after.

"A woman ... who appeared to be the daughter also was begging her father to stop", the report added. Hansen came outside a few minutes later.

We're guessing Mr. Hansen has been officially banned from Uber.

Hansen then denied that any altercation occurred, telling officers, "That means we're done!" As Hansen told the police, he was likely buzzed because he had been celebrating Norwegian Independence Day. However, he later told officers that his son-in-law offered the driver $100 for the ride, and that he thought the driver was stupid for not accepting it. "After I told him there was a dent, Hansen stated, 'Of course I'll pay for it!'"

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Sig Hansen is the captain of the Northwestern, a crabbing vessel featured on The Deadliest Catch. The annual celebration includes a parade and various community events.

Radar readers know Hansen's legal troubles are much greater than this latest arrest, however.

Hansen has vehemently denied the allegations, labeling them "an old-fashioned shakedown".

Eckstrom sued Hansen in 2016. That case is headed to the Appeals Court.

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