‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Sig Hansen Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Uber Driver
SIG HANSEN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT OF AN UBER DRIVER
Hansen, 51, allegedly kicked the driver’s car and spit at the driver around 2 a.m. in Seattle. According to police, the driver picked up a group of passengers celebrating Norwegian Constitution Day. The group canceled the ride in the app, and offered to pay the driver in cash for coming, though Uber drivers are not allowed to accept cash for a ride.
As the passengers exited the vehicle, Hansen allegedly kicked the car, denting it, and spit at the driver. Police describe the reality star as “obviously intoxicated.” When questioned at his home, Hansen denied being involved in an altercation. “That means we’re done,” he said, and “clapped his hands conclusively,” said a report. Later, however, he admitted that his son-in-law offered the driver $100 cash, and that he thought the driver was dumb for not accepting.
“He tried to walk inside his house. I told him he was not free to go and put out my arm to restrain him,” Officer Thomas Heller described in an incident report. “He then resisted our attempts and commands to place his hands behind his back. After a few seconds, he stopped resisting so strenuously, and we were able to handcuff him.” Hansen was booked for investigation of assault and property destruction. “After I told him there was a dent, Hansen stated, ‘Of course I’ll pay for it!'” Heller’s report continued.
“I am terribly sorry for my behavior and am very embarrassed by it,” Hansen said in a statement. “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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