Lady Luck seems to have smiled on John Schneider while in prison. He only spent five hours in jail and was released due to overcrowding.
According to TMZ, Schneider was sentenced to three days in County lockup for failing to pay more than $150k in spousal support to his estranged wife. He checked in Tuesday morning and even posted a video as he drove there, encouraging fans to buy some of his gear.
The ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ star checked in at 10.20 AM and was released at 3:46 PM. While this sounds like celebrity justice, L.A. County jail is also known for shortening sentences of violent offenders due to overcrowding.
Though he is out, Schneider is not in the clear yet. As we reported, Schneider still has to do 240 hours of community service and complete a long list of financial obligations, or he’ll get an additional 5-day sentence. Or roughly 7-8 hours based on Tuesday’s brief stay.
According to court docs, Schneider has a long list of things to do before the end of 2018. If he fails, he will face more days in L.A. County jail. Among the things he has to do include: file tax returns for 2014 through 2016, fork over certain financial docs, and pay Elvira half of all the money he earns. Maybe it is a good idea to keep plugging his merchandise.