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Deadliest Catch' star pleads guilty to misdemeanour assault

Last Updated May 23, 2018 at 2:40 pm PDT

SEATTLE – Celebrity crab-boat captain Sig Hansen has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanour charge that he spat on an Uber driver last year in Seattle.

The Seattle Times reports (https://bit.ly/2s3scWE) the 52-year-old “Deadliest Catch” star pleaded guilty Wednesday.

Under the plea deal, a property destruction charge was dismissed.

Prosecutors also recommended the assault conviction be dropped and the case dismissed if Hansen complies with court conditions for a year.

But Judge Edward McKenna wasn’t ready to agree with that recommendation. He postponed sentencing and ordered Hansen to undergo a new alcohol evaluation.

Hansen, who lives north of Seattle, was accused in May 2017 of spitting on the driver and denting his car after learning he couldn’t pay cash for his family’s ride home.

He left the courtroom without commenting to reporters.


Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com