‘Dukes of Hazzard’ star faces indecent assault, drug charges

NEW YORK - APRIL 17: Actor Tom Wopat arrives driving a taxi to perform at the opening night of "A Catered Affair" at the Walter Kerr Theater on April 17, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The actor who played Luke Duke in the 1980s television show “The Dukes of Hazzard” is facing indecent assault and battery and drug charges in Massachusetts.

The Middlesex district attorney’s office says 65-year-old Thomas Wopat is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Waltham District Court.

Waltham police said they could not immediately release details on what led to the charges.

An attorney wasn’t listed for him.

Wopat was scheduled to appear in a production of “42nd Street” at the Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston, which is based in Waltham.

The performance’s opening night is Thursday.

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