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Luke Skywalker arrested on the eve of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker for driving while high

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A TEXAN man bearing the name of the greatest Jedi ever has been arrested on the eve of the next Star Wars film.

Officers in Garden Ridge City say they pulled over a vehicle after seeing it was missing a front license plate, and began a search after noticing a strong smell of marijuana.

The driver of the vehicle was found to be 19-year-old Luke Aaron Skywalker Sexton.

Police found a baggie of marijuana inside the car, which Sexton admitted to owning, WOAI-TV reports.

Skywalker was arrested on suspicion of drug driving. He was held on a $2,000 bail and released the same day.

The passenger in the car was allowed to go.

Texas has some of the harshest marijuana laws in the US.

Possession of even the smallest amount -  less than 2 ounces - carries a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.

Star Wars: THE Rise of Skywalker, the latest of the epic science fiction mega series, is released in cinemas tomorrow.