A warrant was issued by King County Court for the arrest of Deadliest Catch crewman Jake Harris. One of the stars of the television series about crab fishing in Alaska, Harris, failed to appear in Seattle Court on Wednesday for a hearing related to charges of reckless driving. Previous charges of DUI and hit and run had been dropped against Harris. The lawyer for Harris told reporters for People magazine that the failure to appear for the hearing was a scheduling mistake by Harris. Harris contests the charges against him.
It is important for crewmen on all fishing vessels to clear up any pending legal matters before departing for the fishing season. Failure to appear for trials and hearings can result in arrest warrants being issued and additional charges.