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Washington State Patrol spokesman Dan McDonald told People that cops found Harris pulled over in a BMW 3 Series registered to his father after a citizen spotted him driving “erratically.”
"He failed a field sobriety test and refused to take a toxicological test," McDonald said. "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."
Harris’ father Phil died February 10 after suffering a massive stroke. Phil’s death has weighed heavily on the young reality TV star, People reported.
In a memorial at a Seattle-area casino on February 13, Harris told the magazine he did not expect the death to “happen so soon.”
The Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” which depicts the crab fishing industry off the waters of Alaska, is set to begin airing its sixth season on April 13.