“Deadliest Catch” Star Shares Some Heartfelt Words After Being Arrested for DUI
The former reality TV star was arrested recently in Washington for driving under influence, and on Tuesday, he was released on bail. This is the second time that he has been charged with the offense and the second time he’s spent time behind bars. The first time was in 2019 in connection with possessing drugs and allegedly fleeing from being identified by authorities.
After his release, the son of Phil Harris, a prominent captain on Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” who died in 2010 from a massive stroke, wrote a message to his family, friends and fans.
Jake Harris Shares Heartfelt Message Regarding His Arrest and His Plans About Life
The 35-year-old started off the message which he shared on Facebook by acknowledging the people who have helped him ride out the hard journey of addiction by sharing their own personal struggles.
“I want to start off by thanking each and every one of you for your support, sharing your stories, and for all of the encouragement. All of your wisdom, strength and hope have really helped me in these later days of my recovery. I couldn’t ask for a better and more genuine support group. This isn’t an easy road. Why it took me so long to get honest is something I’ll never know.”
“I don’t know why getting honest seemed so scary before. I remind myself I am no different than anyone else struggling with addiction.”
“I realize my differences with people are less than I thought and it turns out that I relate pretty well with a lot of other people walking in similar shoes. I find it fascinating that I know a room that I can go to where I share a common bond with so many others and without saying a word know that I am welcome and not alone.”
Jake Harris touched a more personal note when he wrote about disappointing his big brother, Josh Harris, who continues to captain the family ship Cornelia Marie on Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch”. “Josh, thank you, you have really come through for me. I know you are disappointed right now and let me tell you, I am too and I’m sorry.”
He also thanks Discovery Channel for their continued support, even though he left the program in 2012. “I know I haven’t made things easy on you or Discovery who also always seem to have my back.”
“The bond between brothers is a fascinating thing, you always have your biggest support, greatest competitor and even though I spent half the time thinking I want to strangle you, the other half the time I’m embarrassed by how much I want to give your ugly mug a hug.”
Josh has always been an ally and a long-time supporter of his little brother Jake and has encouraged him as he battled with addiction.
Jake Harris Holds Himself Accountable
The former “Deadliest Catch” star didn’t only apologize for the occurrence, but he owned up to it and promised to do better going forward.
“That said for accountability purposes I feel like I owe it to myself and everyone to own it when I mess up. I messed up. Fortunately, I didn’t get lost again. That doesn’t mean I won’t have consequences and I am ready to take them on and absorb whatever lesson my hire power has in store for me.”
He continued: ““I know by now that higher power has a colorful sense of humor and the humbling experience of accountability if looked at in the light and not kept in the dark, can be something good. As long I focus on the lesson and put one foot in front of the other and continue the work of keeping my side of the street as clean as I can it will be okay.”
Jake Harris Shares Some Words of Wisdom and Plans to Shake Off The Scary Side of Life By Focusing On the Happier Side
“I like feeling good about my day-to-day decisions and even when they get a little foggy I remind myself that I still don’t know what I need and left to my own decision making ol’ Jake Harris has proven to be even more of a character than my pops. The OG Harris and our uncanny ability to turn mistakes into opportunities.”
“I’m learning that everything going right can be just as scary as everything going wrong. You can forget about how bad things can get when things feel so good and sometimes meeting your goals and having things start turning right can inspire a huge step back by way of self-sabotage.”
The star then added that he’s looking forward to casting off the dark and scary bits of life for the happiness he knows he and everyone deserves.
“I need constant reminders that I deserve to be happy, I deserve a family, I deserve friends, I deserve to give love and be loved and it’s been a long time. Most of the time it’s just doing the next right thing and going with the flow.”
The Former Reality TV Star Apologizes and Plans to move Forward and Offer Service to the Community
Jake Harris ended his message by apologizing to everyone he hurt, which also included himself.
“So I want to apologize to all of you, my family, and to myself. I don’t want to hurt the people I love. I have so much to lose still It’s me that I hurt the most when I make the wrong choice. Time to pick myself back up by the bootstraps and get back to shitting in tall cotton. I have some pretty exciting and new ventures ahead and I want to be my best for them.”
He revealed that he’s looking forward to attending meetings and really getting the help he needs, even if he has to step out of his comfort zone.
“Now…. local meetings? Looking for some new ones outside of my comfort zone and I feel like I need to be of service.”
Fans proceeded to drop little messages of encouragement, urging him to keep on and find the happiness that he truly deserves.