Dukes of Hazard Star Tom Wopat Arrested For Assault

Police were actively looking for Wopat Wednesday night and pulled him over in his Ford Bronco.

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.

The site suggests that the 65 year old actor has been accused of sticking his hands down a woman's pants, with the victim believed to be involved with the production of "42nd Street", the play Wopat is now working on.

The alleged victim was an actress with Wopat in a community theater production of "42nd Street" in MA. He was previously charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving in 2006.

According to the Waltham Patch, Wopat was arrested at 10:53 p.m. on August 2.

Wopat faces felony and misdemeanor charges.

Tom Wopat, perhaps better known as Luke Duke from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series, is in hot water.

According to the Middlesex district attorney's office, the 65-year-old actor is to be arraigned at the Waltham District Court on Thursday.

The incident reportedly took place on July 23, and during a police search of Wopat and his vehicle, police allegedly found two bags of white powder believed to be cocaine.

He was a regular cast member in The Dukes of Hazzard, which aired from 1979 to 1985. Do you think he will be released in time to star in 42nd Street?

Vanessa Coleman

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