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Fisherman Pleads Guilty in Car Accident Case

On Behalf of / Wednesday, 26 March 2014 / Published in Car Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

Former TV Fisherman Pleads Guilty for DUI

Clarence “Ole” Helgevold Jr is an Alaskan fishing captain that led a television crew on the television show, “Deadliest Catch.” He plead guilty to criminally negligent homicide and driving under the influence in a fatal crash.

After he pleaded guilty in the Kenai Superior Court, they made an agreement that he will serve five years in prison. Clarence was sixty years old at the time of all this and was originally charged with manslaughter. This is after he crashed his car into a snowmobile and the snowmobile driver died at the scene of the accident. The snowmobile driver was 47 year old, George Larion.

Clarence was captain of the Arctic Dawn ship. The boat was featured in the 2004 three part miniseries “America’s Deadliest Season.” The show followed Clarence and his crew around during the 2003-2004 opilio crab season.

According to the investigators reported that Larion was driving the snowmobile on a road in the early morning. That is when his snowmobile was hit from behind by Clarence Helgevold’s car.

The plea agreement stipulaed that Clarence would serve four and a half years in prisiong for criminally negligent homicide and another six months for the DUI (Driving Under the Influence) charge. It also states that Clarence will have four years of suspended jail time. Some other specifications include a $5,000 fine with $1000 suspended and license revocation for three years and thirty days.

Clarence is also not allowed to have any contact with Larion’s wife. He will also have to go to alcohol screenings as well as alcohol treatment.

Source for the Former TV Star Fisherman Article:


Aguirre Morris & Severson LLP