Dukes of Hazzard star faces assault and drug charges

By Alexa Caruso on August 4, 2017 | 5 Comments

Tom Wopat (left) on The Dukes of Hazzard with co-star John SchneiderTom Wopat, who played Luke Duke on the hit 1980s show The Dukes of Hazzard, is facing charges of indecent assault as well as drug possession.

The 65-year-old Tony-nominated actor pleaded not guilty of groping a female cast member of the musical 42nd Street, in which he was to star as Julian Marsh.

The musical opened at Waltham’s Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston on Thursday. The theatre announced a different actor would play Wopat’s role.

He was arrested Wednesday night (Aug. 2) on a warrant for the indecent assault charge. When police searched his vehicle they found what appeared to be two bags of cocaine, which led to the additional charge of drug possession.

Court documents reveal that Wopat admitted to flirting, but claimed he did “nothing that could be considered inappropriate.” In regards to the drugs that were found, Wopat claimed he buys cocaine “in large quantities and uses it over time.”

After pleading not guilty, Wopat was released on $1,000 bail and ordered to stay away from the woman he allegedly groped. ~Alexa Caruso

Comments & Discussion

  1. patricia bellefleur • August 5, 2017 @ 2:30 PM

    unfortunately mr wopat is not acting his age and must have gotten away with behaviour like that when he was young and hot during dukes of hazzard. cocaine does not enhance better judgement. shame on him. career suicide anyone? maybe treatment might be next step??

  2. Snepts • August 6, 2017 @ 3:49 AM

    He says he “buys cocaine in large quantities and uses it over time?!” Well, as long as he doesn’t use it all at once…

  3. Michael Wright • August 6, 2017 @ 3:46 PM

    Boss Hogg now has a valid reason to throw him the the “pokey”!

  4. CDubya • August 8, 2017 @ 12:38 PM

    Wow. Just wow.

  5. Julia • August 10, 2017 @ 7:45 PM

    Obviously John Schneider’s morals didn’t rub off on him.

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