‘Deadliest Catch’ Former Star Jake Harris Arrested for DUI Again: Report

by Josh Lanier

Former Deadliest Catch star Jake Harris was caught again driving under the influence, Washington police said recently. This is the second time he’s been busted for DUI. The first landed him an 18-month prison sentence.

Washington State Patrol officials said police clocked Harris speeding last night and tried to pull him over, TMZ reported. Police said he continued for three miles before finally pulling to the side of the road near Mount Vernon, WA.

Police found he was driving with a revoked license, TMZ said. Also, a judge required him to use an ignition locking device from his previous arrest. However, the car he was driving didn’t have the device. Harris said he borrowed the car from a friend.

The officer said he noticed Harris was slurring his speech and looked inebriated, TMZ said. Harris said he had taken some prescription medication but refused to tell police what it was.

Police arrested and charged him with felony DUI, misdemeanor driving on a license revoked, and misdemeanor failure to have an ignition interlock installed. Records show authorities released him on Tuesday after he posted a $50,000 bond.

Harris’s first arrest happened in 2019 after he ran from the police. Investigators say they found a stolen shotgun and a “ball” of heroin in his attached trailer, police said. Police charged him with driving under the influence and possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, TMZ reported at the time.

Someone uploaded the police dash camera video of the 2019 bizarre chase and arrest of Harris. (Language Warning)

Did Jake Harris Plan To Return To ‘Deadliest Catch?’

Jake Harris is the son of Phil Harris, the former legendary captain of the Cornelia Marie on Deadliest Catch. Phil Harris died in 2010 of a stroke. His brother Josh took over as the boat’s captain years later and remains on the show. Producers even gave Josh a spin-off, Deadliest Catch: Bloodlines, after he found secret fishing charts in the Cornelia Marie during renovations.

Jake Harris left Deadliest Catch in 2012 and struggled with substance abuse since his father’s death. However, there were rumors that he may return to the show or its spin-off.

Josh Harris ended those rumors recently when he said Jake was “working through things” and hoping to improve. But he left the door open for Jake to return whenever he is willing and able.

“If he’s comfortable and feels good and strong enough to come back to work, we are here with open arms for him,” Josh Harris said.