Jake Lloyd, the actor who played young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars prequel The Phantom Menace, has been arrested in Charleston, South Carolina after a car chase with local police, TMZ reports.

Jake LloydJake Lloyd starred as Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

The 26 year old actor was said to be passing cars on the double yellow line and driving recklessly at high speeds, when cops began pursuing him, with the chase reportedly lasting ‘for miles’ and going into another county.  

The chase is said to have ended only when Lloyd lost control of the vehicle, which then veered off the road, going through a fence and into a wooded area where it then struck several trees. TMZ reports Lloyd was then arrested for reckless driving, failure to stop, resisting arrest and driving without a license. He’s currently still in custody.

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Along with starring as Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Lloyd also appeared in Jingle All the Way, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and 2005's Madison with Jim Caviezel. He also had recurring roles on TV series’ ‘ER’ and ‘The Pretender’.

In 2012 Lloyd vowed never to act again, after describing his school life as a ‘living hell’ thanks to his role in The Phantom Menace. "Other children were really mean to me. They would make the sound of the light saber every time they saw me. It was totally mad,” Lloyd said.

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"My entire school life was really a living hell - and I had to do up to 60 interviews a day. 'I've learned to hate it when the cameras are pointed at me,” Lloyd also admitted he didn't like watching Star Wars anymore, blaming director George Lucas.

"When you have something like that there's a lot of expectations for it to meet the standards of the public and I don't think George did that,” he added. “For me to go back and watch it now would be kind of creepy.”