The Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider released from jail hours after his arrest for not paying alimony

Indo-Asian News Service

Jun,13 2018 14:34:50 IST

Los Angeles: Actor John Schneider, who was jailed after failing to pay alimony to estranged wife Elvira, has been released.

File image of Actor John Schneider (Centre). AFP

File image of Actor John Schneider (centre). AFP

The Dukes of Hazzard star was arrested on 12 June and was booked into the Los Angeles County Jail but thanks to California's overcrowded prison system, he was released hours later, reports people.com.

Schneider, who famously played Bo Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard, was sentenced to three days in the prison for not paying over $150,000 in delinquent alimony due to his estranged wife, Elvira "Elly" Schneider, by mid-March.

In addition to the jail time, John, 58, was also ordered to complete 240 hours of community service, which he will still have to complete, according to TMZ.

In February, the outlet reported that a judge gave him until 14 March to pay more than $150,000 in support to Elvira.

Elvira filed for divorce on 14 November, 2014 after 21 years of marriage. She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split, according to court documents.

Updated Date: Jun 13, 2018 14:35 PM