Dukes Of Hazzard Star Arrested For Doing The Unthinkable

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, television viewers were captivated by the shenanigans of ‘The Dukes of Hazzard.’ The show centered around Bo and Luke Duke, a pair of cousins that championed the ‘good old boy’ lifestyle while finding themselves in all sorts of predicaments. Actor Tom Wopat, 65, played Luke Duke on the show, and he’s found himself in a real-life predicament involving cocaine and indecent assault.

As the Daily Mail shares, Wopat was arrested in Waltham, Massachusetts on charges of indecent assault against a woman. Wopat has been appearing in a production of the musical ‘42nd Street,’ and the victim says the assault happened on the set. During rehearsals, Wopat allegedly grabbed the woman on the behind and placed his fingers between her butt cheeks. Cops did a little poking around of their own, and that’s led to further problems for Wopat.

“Waltham Police told DailyMail.com when they searched Wopat's Ford Bronco they found two baggies with white powder they believe is cocaine. Police were actively looking for Wopat Wednesday night and pulled him over in his Bronco,” the Mail reports. “Police found him and placed him under arrest at 10:53pm. The cocaine charge is a misdemeanor and the indecent assault is a felony.”

Wopat plead not guilty and was released on $1,000. He’s still expected to appear in the play, which is scheduled to open this week.

“Cops say when one of the honchos confronted him about his behavior he denied touching the woman and said 'F*** them all.' There are two other incidents involving Wopat and women during rehearsals. In the police report one woman says he came up from behind her and wrapped his arm around her waist, and another woman says he peeled sunburned skin off her arm,” the Mail adds. “When Wopat was arrested Wednesday he denied the claims but told police there was an incident with a woman where he 'lightly touched her hip' and said to her, 'I like the way you work.'”

No word on when Wopat is due to appear in court next, but we’ll consider it understandable if he seems distracted while telling the story of the Sharks and the Jets. The victim’s role in the production of the play is unclear.

The ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ ran from 1979 through 1985. While the show was far from a critically-acclaimed masterpiece, it attracted a large following that tuned in each week to see the exploits of the Duke boys. The general premise was that they were always in trouble with the law - even though they really shouldn’t have been - and each show revolved around how they would get themselves out of their latest jam.

Wopat has worked regularly in the years following the successful show, mainly in supporting roles on the big and small screens, as well as in musicals on the stage. He’s also an accomplished singer that has released a number of albums and singles through the years.

Source: Daily Mail
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