'Deadliest Catch' star gets probation in Uber driver assault
SEATTLE (AP) - Celebrity crab-boat captain Sig Hansen has been sentenced to probation for spitting on an Uber driver last year in Seattle.
The Seattle Times reports the 52-year-old "Deadliest Catch" star on Thursday was given a deferred sentence, ordered to undergo alcohol treatment and put on a year of probation.
The punishment lined up with what prosecutors recommended under a plea deal with the reality TV star in which he pleaded guilty to assaulting Waheed Lawal.
A judge handed down the sentence after learning that Hansen agreed to outpatient treatment and to abstain from drug and alcohol use for a year.
Hansen, who lives north of Seattle, was accused in May 2017 of spitting on the driver and denting his car after learning he couldn't pay cash for his family's ride home.
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