'Luke Duke' Busted on Assault, Cocaine Charges

Tom Wopat accused of groping a woman on set
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2017 5:26 PM CDT
In this still image taken from video, actor Tom Wopat, right, stands during arraignment Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Waltham, Mass., on indecent assault and battery and drug possession charges.   (WCVB-TV via AP, Pool)
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(Newser) – Tom Wopat, perhaps better known as Luke Duke from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series, is in hot water. The 65-year-old actor was arrested Wednesday in Massachusetts on charges of indecent assault and battery as well as cocaine possession, People reports. As TMZ explains, Wopat was in Massachusetts to star in a production of 42nd Street, and he's accused of grabbing a woman's butt and sticking his finger between her butt cheeks on the set during a rehearsal. Police were looking for him and pulled him over while he was driving, at which time they allegedly found cocaine in his vehicle. At his arraignment Thursday, Wopat pleaded not guilty. An understudy is taking his place in tonight's play opening. (Read more assault stories.)

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