Nothing like enjoying some cold drinks after a long day of searchin’ for treasure. The stars of Discovery Network’s hit reality television show, Bering Sea Gold could really work up some pretty big thirst:
“Every summer, as the glacial ice melts around Nome Alaska, a handful of fortune seekers hunt for gold in the most unlikely of places: the bottom of the Bering Sea.”
“Meet the salty and unique characters who dive to the frigid ocean floor, spending hours hunting gold from custom built, sometimes barely seaworthy rigs.”
Apparently Shawn Pomrenke, a star of the show and co-owner of one of the biggest gold dredge’s on the sea, was arrest for DUI on December 9th. He’s accused of leaving the scene of an accident, driving without insurance, DUI, and 3rd degree assault.
Shawn allegedly backed into a pedestrian carrying grocieries while attempting to exit a parking spot. He left the scene and continued onto the highway where he was subsequently pulled over by Nome, Alaska police and given a breathalyzer. The device revealed a BAC of .125, twice the legal limit for operating an automobile.
He was arrested and charged with the crimes. Discovery Channel has made no comments on the events.