The Force catches up with Lloyd
FORMER child star Jake Lloyd has been arrested in Charleston, South Carolina, following a frantic police car chase that ended in the actor crashing into some trees.
The 26 year old, who played the young Anakin Skywalker in 1999’s Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, was spotted driving erratically through Charleston this week, prompting Sheriff’s deputies to pursue his vehicle.
Lloyd, who also starred as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son in Christmas comedy Jingle All the Way, reportedly refused to pull over and continued attempting to evade police, allegedly overtaking other cars at high speeds as he crossed into another county.
After several miles, Lloyd lost control of his vehicle and smashed through a fence into a wooded area, where he ploughed into several trees.
He was arrested on charges of reckless driving, failure to stop, resisting arrest and driving without a licence, and was being held in custody, according to TMZ.com.
Lloyd said in a 2012 interview that the role he performed when he was 10 years old made his youth hellish because he was bullied by other children. His last acting credit was in 2005, alongside Jim Caviezel and Mary McCormack in Madison.