Monday, June 22, 2015

Star Wars Actor Arrested After Chase

You've got to feel bad for Jake Lloyd. At ten years old he gets the dream role of young Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader) in the first Star Wars movie in over a decade only to get cited as one of the primary reasons why the movie sucked. The backlash was so bad that he actually retired from acting and destroyed all of his memorabilia. All the hate he gets for supposedly "ruining" Star Wars: The Phantom Menace is undeserved. This was a movie that was so bad that it even made Liam Neeson look like a terrible actor. While some of the actors were able to rise above George Lucas' terrible writing and dialogue, it's a feat that a child actor couldn't hope to achieve.

Jake Lloyd was thrust into the spotlight again recently after leading cops in Charleston, South Carolina on a high speed chase. Lloyd had been involved in a minor traffic incident, and possibly fearing arrest for driving without a license, decided to make a break for it. Lloyd weaved around cars and even used the median to pass them as his speed reached in excess of 117 mph. One has to wonder if Lloyd squealed "Now THIS is podracing!"or possibly "It's Turbo Time!!" during the chase.

The chase ended when Lloyd lost control, spun out ("I'll try spinning! That's a good trick!") and crashed his vehicle into some trees. Jake Lloyd was charged with reckless driving, failure to stop, resisting arrest and driving without a license. Toxicology came back negative except for a high midichlorian count.

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