“Deadliest Catch” reality star Sig Hansen found himself in legal trouble over the weekend in an incident that reportedly involved an Uber ride.
The TV star and ship captain was with his family in the Seattle area Thursday morning. They were were using Uber to commute when, at some point during the trip, the service was reportedly canceled.
At that point, the Hansens apparently offered the driver $100 to get them to their destination, but the driver declined because doing so would have violated Uber policy.
According to TMZ, the disagreement then turned physical. They report that “Hansen lost his cool” and “spit on the driver.” When Hansen did exit the car, he began “kicking it.”
The driver left and notified police of the incident. According to reports, the police found dents in the vehicle and spittle on the drivers headrest.
When police tracked Hansen down at his home, reports say he was “obviously intoxicated.” Although Hansen initially denied the claims and attempted to walk away from officers, he was placed in handcuffs and arrested for assault and property damage.
TMZ reported that Hansen was taken to King County Jail and will be released on $2,000 bail. Hansen is also reportedly barred from accessing the Uber app again, as the company says it will not tolerate violence.
In a statement issued to TMZ, Hansen said:
“I am terribly sorry for my behavior and am very embarrassed by it. I owe a bunch of people apologies, first and foremost to our Uber driver, who was just trying to get us home safely. I hope I can make that apology in person. I have no excuse, and accept responsibility for my actions. I made a boneheaded move last night, and I am sorry.”
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