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'Star Wars' Child Actor Arrested For Reckless Driving

Jake Lloyd, the actor who starred as Anakin Skywalker in "Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace," was arrested for reckless driving Wednesday.

By Matt Picht | June 21, 2015

Breaking news: Jake Lloyd, the actor who played young Anakin Skywalker in the first "Star Wars" prequel, is now 26 years old! Oh, and he's also been arrested for reckless driving.

South Carolina authorities say Lloyd led police on a miles-long car chase through several counties Wednesday afternoon, driving at speeds over 100 mph before veering off the highway and plowing into several small trees. (Video via WTHR)

Lloyd is best known for playing a young Anakin Skywalker in 1999's "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace," though according to a 2012 interview with The Sun, he's since sworn off the franchise after being bullied by his peers.

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So he probably won't be thrilled to see all the pod-racing jokes Twitter came up with. Poor Annie...

Lloyd is being charged with failing to stop for officers, driving without a license and reckless driving. He has not posted bail as of Sunday.

This video includes images from Getty Images, Doug Kline / CC BY 2.0 and Nightscream / CC BY 3.0.

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