Arrest Jesse Duke is the twelfth episode of the second season of The Dukes of Hazzard , and the twenty-fifth overall episode of the series. It first aired 14 December on CBS. Uncle Jesse is arrested when he's spotted by a motorist at the scene of a car-stripping incident, while the real car strippers are a group of female mechanics who are working for Boss Hogg. Boss sells the parts back to the unsuspecting owners. Boss doesn't even want the temporary acting sheriff, his even more crooked nephew Hughie Hogg , to get in on the scam.
In this second season The Dukes of Hazzard popularity really begins to take off! The reformed moonshining family is still on probation with the law, yet they continue being a thorn in the side of the shady antagonist Boss Hogg his lackey, Sheriff Coltrane. In this second round of scheme-busting southern fun, Bo and Luke are assumed to have drowned after their car ends up at the bottom of a pond.