Seattle, Washington. Cornelia Marie deckhand, Jake Harris, 24, was arrested for DUI just nine days after the passing of his father Captain Phil Harris. These recent events has sent shockwaves through Discovery’s hit television series Deadliest Catch.
Last Thursday, Washington State troopers observed Harris driving a BMW 3 Series erratically. A vehicle matching the same description was called in earlier as a vehicle involved in a hit and run accident. Police are still investigating if Harris and his car are tied to the accident. During the traffic stop the trooper noted an odor of alcohol and Harris was requested to complete the field sobriety tests. The trooper alleged that Harris failed these tests and made an arrest for DUI.
During the DUI investigation Harris refused to provide a breath test sample and it was determined Harris was driving with a suspended drivers license. Harris spent the night in King County Jail and appeared in court the next day.
This is not the first time Harris has appeared in court on a criminal traffic matter. In the summer of 2006, I saw Harris appear in the Evergreen District Court in Snohomish County for a suspended drivers license charge. Young Jake needs to mature and realize that driving is a privilege and not a right in the State of Washington. The Department of Licensing requires all drivers follow very simple rules and in return we may utilize our driving privilege.
It is real easy Jake; renew your license, carry auto insurance, obey the traffic code and do not break the law while using a vehicle. Good luck with your DUI case.