Jake Harris is Deadliest Catch’s Phil Harris’ Son

February 20, 2010

Meet Jake Harris, he is Deadliest Catch’s Phil Harris’ son. Following his father’s death earlier this month, he is allegedly being charged with a DUI. Find out more incriminating details and see photos and a video here.

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Not only is Jake Harris reportedly accused of a hit-and-run, but has also allegedly been arrested on charges including drunk driving in Washington state, all apparently taking place on Thursday night around 9 p.m.

As a biography, not much is known about Jacob “Jake” Harris. His is 24 years old. He is most-known as one of two sons to Captain Phil Harris from the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch”. Jake and his brother Joshua (Josh) served on the fishing vessel called, “Cornelia Marie” as deckhands.

According to reports, Deadliest Catch’s Phil Harris’ son was reportedly accused of a hit-and-run accident and fled the scene traveling northbound on Interstate 5. It is said that he seemed to be impaired following the stop at the exit of Mercer Street, close to Downtown Seattle.

Furthermore, Dan McDonald, a spokesperson for the Washington State patrol said that the BMW 3 Series he was driving happened to be registered to his late father that which he was seen driving “erratically”. In addition, he was driving with a suspended license. So Jake was taken into custody on misdemeanor charges including: Hit-and-run, driving with a suspended license, and suspicion of DUI.

In the event leading up to the arrest, McDonald stated that Harris “failed a field sobriety test and refused to take a toxicological test … After further investigation, it was found that he was involved in a hit and run with another occupied vehicle earlier in the evening. He had rear-ended another car.”

It is said that he was booked at a nearby jail and held on $2000 bail.

On the death of Captain Phil Harris, executive producer Thom Beers said that the Discovery Channel will air a “Deadliest Catch” marathon on Sunday. He also shared this about the loss of Cornelia Marie’s captain and the future of the show:

“It’s been tough. They’re a little rudderless right now. [Phil] ran that ship, and now they’re having to deal with it themselves. The question now is whether the boys will continue to follow in the footsteps and what their plans are. That’s what the off-season is going to be — they’ll have to figure it out and we’ll be there to support them whatever they decide.”

Such a sad story and unfortunate circumstances for the Deadliest Catch’s Phil Harris’ son, Jake Harris, and the entire family. Leave us your thoughts in the comment box and see pictures and a film below.

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One Response to “Jake Harris is Deadliest Catch’s Phil Harris’ Son”

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    venisha port Says:

    hi my name is venisha and i live in Australia .I watch everyshow about u

    from venisha