Wannabe Duke Boys Crash the General Lee in Missouri, End Up at Hospital

Them Duke Boys are at it again! Only this time they are tearing up the road, flattening the hills and straightening the curves in Missouri. Apparently they are also crumpling the hood of the “General Lee” as well. Bo and Luke Duke put the original General Lee through a lot, yet never wound up in the hospital and the scrapyard like these two wannabe Dukes. Uncle Jesse is not going to be happy. Check this out.

A couple of would be Duke boys ran out of luck — and road — when they wrecked their “General Lee” muscle car in Missouri on Sunday.

The pair ran off of Highway 165 in Hollister, outside Branson, on Sunday afternoon, seriously damaging the vehicle.

Photos posted by the Western Taney County Fire Protection District show the iconic orange Dodge Charger on a grassy roadside embankment.

Its front end crumpled in from hitting a tree.

According to authorities, the occupants, whose names were not released, were evaluated at the scene and taken to a hospital, but only suffered minor injuries.

All the misadventures the Duke boys had in Hazard, and they never ended up at the hospital with crash related boo-boos. They would just head down to the Boar’s Nest and hang out with Daisy while Cooter fixed the General Lee. Of course, that was a television show, but if you are going to cruise around in the infamous orange Dodge Charger known as the general Lee, you better make those burned out bridge jumps and avoid trees! You have a legacy to uphold!

But while early reports identified the car as one of the dozens used during the making of either the “Dukes of Hazzard” TV show or the 2005 film based on it, a Western Taney County Fire Protection District spokeswoman told to Fox News Digital that it was just a custom-built replica.

Part of the confusion stemmed from the fact that it had been autographed by cast members, but the owner of the car, who was not present during the accident, reached out to the agency to confirm that it was not a screen-used vehicle. One giveaway was that its doors weren’t welded shut like the cars on the show.

It did have all the signature features of the classic, however, including a front push bar, the number 01 on the doors and the controversial Confederate battle flag still painted on the roof.

The Confederate battle flag has been the topic of much controversy the past several years. The belief amongst the left is if you just get rid of images like the battle flag and pull down some statues, then the Civil War never happened. Of course that notion is ridiculous, as is attempting to remove any remaining iconic examples of the battle flag, like the General Lee. Professional golfer Bubba Watson purchased the car from the original jump scene in the opening of the show and planned to cover the flag, but did he really go through with it?

Pro golfer Bubba Watson purchased the “General Lee” that was used to jump over a police car in the show’s opening credits at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, Arizona, auction in 2012 for $121,000 and in 2015 said on Twitter that he was going to cover the flag.

“All men ARE created equal, I believe that so I will be painting the American flag over the roof of the General Lee #USA,” Watson wrote.

“Obviously, I don’t stand for the Confederate flag,” he also at the time. “The Confederate flag was not used (in the show) for what people see it as today, so that’s sad. But NASCAR was built on moonshining, so the show was built on moonshining. I thought it was fun. I didn’t buy the car to get publicity; I bought it because I love it.”

However, the car has not been seen in public since and Bo Duke actor John Schneider told Fox and Friends in 2019 that he doesn’t believe Watson ever followed through on the promise.

“I’ve heard that he took the flag off, but, honestly, I have no reason to believe that that’s true,” said Schneider

Removing or covering allegedly offensive things like the Confederate battle flag won’t make our nation’s history go away. Leftists all up in their feels want to erase all of our countries’ history that they don’t agree with. That is dangerous and unnecessary.

Police Chief Preston Schmidt told the Springfield News-Leadeer on Monday that “it was determined the driver of the vehicle was traveling too fast for the road conditions and lost control of the vehicle he was operating,” and that no charges had been filed.

It is disappointing that the drivers weren’t being pursued by the local sheriff. We are just going to go with our own story. Roscoe and Enos were in hot pursuit per Boss Hogg’s orders, and the Duke boys wiped out trying to jump a washed out bridge. That feels better than the real story. Uncle Jesse could not be reached for comment.


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