The images that Chris Cook posted to his Facebook page tell the tale: This 1969 Dodge Charger, cloned to look like the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard, must’ve had a run-in with Rosco.
Cook posted the photos to his Facebook page on August 28.
The car is heavily damaged and there wasn’t any word on the condition of the driver. Several of the people who commented on Cook’s page say they’d seen the car earlier in the day, broken down at a truck stop:
Cook later reported that while the car was heavily damaged, it appeared that Bo and Luke inside had escaped relatively unscathed:
The accident appears to have taken place near Aerotec Drive not far from the Halifax International Airport.
“I’m just looking at the pictures on social media and I’ve seen several people sharing the photos and that’s what I’m thinking,” said Cpl. Dal Hutchinson, spokesman for the Halifax District RCMP. “Dukes of Hazzard. Having grown up watching that show it’s the first thing that I thought.”
According to the Chronicle Herald, the 45-year-old male driver was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Impairment, speed and mechanical issues will all be part of the investigation.
“That’s something that our members will be looking at as part of our investigation, but given that the man was transported to hospital, that’s prolonging our ability to determine whether alcohol was a contributing factor. It’s definitely something we’re going to be looking at, but I can’t confirm if charges have been laid,” said Hutchinson.
“In any collision, we’re fortunate if there are no injuries involved, definitely so in this case. It sounds like non-life-threatening injuries. Very fortunate.”
“How does a vehicle end up in a location like that? Those are all the things we’re going to look at. It’s received some damage, that’s for sure. It’s definitely a car that catches your eye if you see it on the highway.”
Or off the highway.