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'Bering Sea Gold' Star

Popped for DUI

2/2/2012 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Shawn Pomrenke
One of the stars of the new Discovery Channel show "Bering Sea Gold" has been arrested on suspicion of DUI -- after allegedly backing into a pedestrian and fleeing the scene, TMZ has learned.

Shawn Pomrenke -- who is the co-owner of the biggest gold dredge on the show -- was arrested on December 9th in Nome, Alaska and subsequently booked on four counts ... DUI, failing to return to the scene of an accident, driving without insurance, and assault in the third degree.

According to the criminal complaint, obtained by TMZ, Shawn was backing out of a parking lot when he struck a pedestrian who was carrying groceries -- then took off ... "smiling and giving a thumbs up."

Cops caught up with Shawn down the road -- and claim the guy admitted to having a couple drinks ... and not having car insurance. According to police, Shawn then registered a blood alcohol level of .125 on a breathalyzer -- nearly twice the legal limit -- and bombed a field sobriety test.

Shawn was arrested on the scene. A rep for Discovery had no comment, and calls to Shawn's lawyer have not been returned.

15 COMMENTS

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James R. - Los Angeles    

although he's on a low rated TV show, he's still on TV, so nothing will happen.

He'll just get a slap on the wrist.

What ever happened to Rick Springfield's TWO DUIs within a few months of each other? That's JAIL TIME, TMZ.

959 days ago
2.

coco    

Which Kardashian has the biggest dredge?

959 days ago
3.

thestupid    

A DUI isnt a big deal. Whatever.

959 days ago
4.

parlayer    

isn;t that a pre req. for being in the get your berrings area. anyway no one to Hit there anyway. probation.

959 days ago
5.

Ryan    

This would be epic and ground-breaking reporting...if I had ever heard of this TV show or straggly looking dude.

959 days ago
6.

INeedFacebookFriends.com    

maybe he thought he was fishing

958 days ago
7.

Diane    

Gee maybe when this get around people will realize it wasn't my son-in-law that started the over dramatized bar fight in the last episode. If they knew who he was they may have run!!! No knife involved he doesn't need one. Ever heard of dropping the gloves! Guarenteed you had more veiwers watching the show to see him than your miners!!

956 days ago
8.

candycab    

And how is this news again ? Ohh that's right I'm looking at something on TMZ :)

943 days ago
9.

scroat    

Pomrenke looks like a pillhead. i'd bet hes always on zanax or vicodin. he always has that pillhead look

916 days ago
10.

roadhog    

They all are a Bunch of Dum Asses

888 days ago

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