The Duke boys were always pretty slick at getting out of trouble with the law while dealing with corrupt Boss Hogg, who seemed pretty Jewish in his greedy ways.
Today the actor who played Luke Duke is in trouble with the law. But there’s no moonshine or gun-running involved. Just allegations of cocaine possession and running his finger into a woman’s butt crack.
One of the stars of the Dukes of Hazzard has denied indecent assault and drugs charges.
Tom Wopat, who played Luke Duke in the 1980s television series, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to grabbing a woman’s buttocks.
The 65-year-old is alleged to have touched the woman, who was a cast member of a musical he was due to appear in, on 23 July.
He was arrested on Wednesday night as he was leaving a high school where he was rehearsing for a performance of the musical 42nd Street.
Police said they found “two bags of white powder believed to be cocaine” when officers searched him.
According to court documents, Wopat, who is from New York, said that, while he flirts, he had done “nothing that could be considered inappropriate”.
Wopat was due to play the lead role of Julian Marsh in 42nd Street starting on Thursday, a role he has previously said he has played about 500 times.
But on Thursday the theatre, in Waltham, Massachusetts, announced he had been replaced.
Wopat, meanwhile, has been bailed and ordered to stay away from the woman.
He’s just a good ‘ol boy, never meanin’ no harm.
Someday the mountain might git em, but the law never will.
It’s doubtful that the Duke boy will be found guilty of sexual assault. However, he may have to plea bargain the drug charges and agree to enroll in some sort of addiction therapy.