'Phantom Menace' Star Arrested for Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest (Report)

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'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace'

Jake Lloyd played Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 blockbuster 'Star Wars' prequel.

Jake Lloyd, who played young Anakin Skywalker in 1999's Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, was arrested in Charleston, South Carolina, TMZ reports.

Lloyd, 26, was driving when sheriff's deputies attempted to get him to pull over, with the chase then lasting several miles, according to TMZ. Eventually, Lloyd reportedly lost control of the vehicle, driving off the road and hitting several trees.

He was arrested for reckless driving, failure to stop, resisting arrest and driving without a license and is currently in custody, TMZ reports.

In addition to Phantom Menace, 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.

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