Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Star Jake Lloyd Arrested After High Speed Chase (Photo/Video)


Jake Lloyd (young Anakin Skywalker) arrested (mugshot photo)

Star Wars actor Jake Lloyd, who played young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace in 1999, was arrested after a car chase that ended with the former actor crashing into some trees.

He gained worldwide fame when he was chosen by George Lucas to play the young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, the first film in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

Jake Lloyd as pod racing young Anakin Skywalker

Maybe Jake was reliving his days of pod racing?

Lloyd was arrested after leading law enforcement in Charleston, South Carolina on a wild car chase that ended with the former star running into a group of trees.

Police revealed that Jake was being pursued by South Carolina Sheriff’s deputies.

The high speed chase went on for miles and into another county.

Deputies say Jake began passing cars on the double yellow line and began driving recklessly, at high speeds.

Lloyd eventually lost control of his car, which ran off the road, through a fence and into a wooded area where it struck several trees.

The 26-year-old who also starred in “Jingle All the Way” was arrested for reckless driving, failure to stop, resisting arrest and driving without a license. He’s currently in custody.

Lloyd has had roles in the films Jingle All the Way and 2005’s Madison, starring Jim Caviezel, along with recurring roles on the TV series ER and The Pretender.

In a 2012 interview, Lloyd said that his role in the Star Wars franchise made his childhood a “living hell,” adding that he had destroyed all of his merchandise from the film due to anger he felt toward the project.

Jake Lloyd as pod racing young Anakin Skywalker

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