'Deadliest Catch' star Sig Hansen arrested after alleged assault

Andrew Cummings
May 19, 2017

"Deadliest Catch" star Sig Hansen faces misdemeanor charges Thursday after what police describe as a fight with an Uber driver.

The crab boat captain and two other people attempted to pay for their ride in cash around 2 a.m., Seattle Police Detective Mark Jamieson told the Times.

There was an argument over payment.

After the driver refused to take the group to its destination, and dropped them off in the 5800 block of 20th Avenue Northwest, Hansen, who appeared drunk, got out and kicked the auto, Jamieson said. Hansen has not been charged, but KING 5 is naming him because he is a public figure.

"I am terribly sorry for my behavior and am very embarrassed by it", Sig Hansen wrote in a statement released through a publicist. I made a boneheaded move last night, and I am sorry'. "I have no excuse, and accept responsibility for my actions". "He said, 'What story?' He was obviously intoxicated". As Hansen told the police, he was likely buzzed because he had been celebrating Norwegian Independence Day. Hansen denied having an altercation when police questioned him at his home. He then "clapped his hands conclusively", the report said. Apparently, Sig tried to offer the driver $100 to continue the trip but the Uber employee refused as it's against company policy.

Deadliest Catch star Sig Hansen has apologized for an altercation with an Uber driver that ended up in his arrest. Hansen has been a celebrity participant in past Syttende Mai festivities. Hansen denies the claim. The lawsuit, initially filed anonymously, is now before a state appeals court.

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