'Deadliest Catch' captain Sig Hansen arrested after incident with Uber driver

by: Amy Clancy Updated:

Sig Hansen, Captain of the Northwestern crab-catcher vessel, a boat featured on the Discovery Channel show 'Deadliest Catch', at qualifying for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 on May 24, 2007 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, NC.
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SEATTLE - "Deadliest Catch" Captain Sig Hansen was arrested and booked into the King County Jail early Thursday on suspicion of assault and property destruction.

According to the Seattle Police Department, an Uber driver picked Hansen and two other passengers up in Ballard after 2 a.m.

The group asked to pay cash. When the driver told them they couldn't because that's not how the app works, Hansen allegedly got out of the car and kicked the rear of the vehicle.

He also allegedly spat on the Uber driver.

The driver told officers Hansen and the other passengers appeared "intoxicated."

Hansen was later arrested at a home in Shoreline and then booked into the King County Jail.