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Former Star Wars child actor leads police on high-speed chase

Published 21/06/2015 | 21:58

Jake Lloyd lead police on a high-speed chase.
Jake Lloyd lead police on a high-speed chase.

A former child actor who starred in one of the Star Wars movie sequels faces charges after leading South Carolina deputies on a high-speed chase.

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Colleton County Sheriff's Sergeant Kyle Strickland said today deputies on Wednesday arrested a 26-year-old man they confirmed through a former talent agent was Jake Lloyd.

He played young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 movie Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.

Sgt Strickland said the man gave his name as Jake Broadbent.

He has a birthdate that matched the actors' listed by a movie database and a hometown of Fort Collins, Colorado, where Lloyd was born.

Sgt Strickland said the man was charged with reckless driving after hitting speeds over 100 miles an hour before crashing into trees off Interstate 95.

He remained in jail today.

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