Jake Lloyd, a former child star known for his role as Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 ‘Star Wars:
Episode I – The Phanton Menace’, was arrested following a high-speed car chase in South Carolina.
Lloyd, 26, faces charges of reckless driving, driving without a license and resisting arrest following his arrest in the incident where he led the police on a high-speed chase that began in CHarleston, South Carolina and ended in another county when he crashed his vehicle, reported E! News.
The actor was detained under the name Jake Broadbent and he is listed as such on court records.
“On Wednesday afternoon, around 1:30 pm, we received a call from the Charleston County office…we were told a car had crossed over county lines into our county, Colleton County,” a police spokesperson said.
“The car was speeding and passed over double yellow lines. We were able to find the car that matched the description and the chase ensued.”
Lloyd was going “well over 100 miles per hour” and driving erratically, the spokesperson said.
“We initiated blue lights and the car continued onward. The car drove through the woods and wrecked out after having crashed through a small fence and a number of trees. He was apprehended at that time, about 2 pm. The chase had been going on for about 20 minutes before his arrest.”
Lloyd did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol and no field sobriety test was conducted,” the spokesperson added.