SEATTLE — ‘Deadliest Catch’ fisherman Sigurd Hansen was arrested early Thursday by Seattle police following an altercation with a ride-share driver.
The driver told police he had picked up two men and two women, who had requested a ride from the 2200 block of Northwest Market Street to an address outside of Seattle in Shoreline, WA.
According to the driver, the Shoreline trip was cancelled in the ride-share app, which led to a dispute with the passengers over the fare.
The driver told police that during the dispute, the older male passenger—later identified as Hansen—kicked a dent in the rear passenger side of the ride-share vehicle and reportedly spit at the driver.
The driver contacted police following the incident, leading officers to contact Hansen at his residence in Shoreline.
Hansen told officers he’d been celebrating Norwegian Independence Day, but disputed any altercation with the ride-share driver. Officers arrested Hansen and booked him into the King County Jail for assault and property destruction.
Since 2006, Hansen has been featured in all seasons of the documentary television series Deadliest Catch, for which he also serves as technical advisor for the production.