'Deadliest Catch's' Jake Harris charged with reckless driving; DUI and hit-and-run dropped
Jake Harris, son of the late captain of the Cornelia Marie, Phil Harris, was charged Tuesday in a Seattle court with reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.
The "Deadliest Catch" deckhand was arrested Feb. 18 on suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run, but there was insufficient evidence to charge him with either of those infractions, said Dan Donohoe, a spokesman for the King County Prosecutor's Office. A witness to the alleged hit-and-run couldn't identify the driver involved. At the time of the arrest, Harris refused a toxicological test; he failed a field sobriety test.
Harris is due back in court March 26. Sentencing for the two misdemeanors maxes out at a year and three months in jail if he's convicted.
The crew of the Cornelia Marie had been off work since Phil Harris' memorial service, according to the ship's website, while repairs were done. They were to be heading back out last week, though it was not clear ...
... whether Jake and his brother Josh, whom the site says are taking care of their dad's affairs, would rejoin the rest of the crew immediately.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
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