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Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2010 2:23 am | Updated: 1:32 pm, Wed Dec 26, 2012.

SEATTLE - Washington state troopers have arrested a son of a recently deceased "Deadliest Catch" fish boat captain for investigation of drunken driving.

Trooper Dan McDonald says Jake Harris was arrested Thursday night in Seattle after the State Patrol received calls about an erratically driven BMW on Interstate 5.

Harris is a son of the late Phil Harris, who was captain of the crab fishing vessel Cornelia Marie on the Discovery Channel show. Phil Harris died Feb. 9 in Alaska after suffering a stroke. Jake Harris has appeared on the show as a deckhand.

A State Patrol airplane directed troopers to the car's location. Harris was arrested for investigation of DUI and driving with a suspended license.

McDonald says a car matching the description of Harris' vehicle was involved in a hit and run accident earlier Thursday evening.

A family spokesman tells KIRO-TV that Jake Harris was booked into the King County Jail on Thursday night but says Harris was not intoxicated and did not hit another car.

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