Jake T. Austin's Car Involved in Hit-and-Run Accident
An Audi registered to the Wizards of Waverly Place actor hit three cars early Tuesday morning
Jake T. Austin, who starred as the little brother of Selena Gomez in the Disney Channel hit Wizards of Waverly Place, was named in an incident report from a four-car hit-and-run accident.
A 2010 Audi registered to the actor, 18, crashed into three parked cars in Sherman Oaks, Calif., around 3 a.m. on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Valley traffic division confirmed to PEOPLE. The cars in the accident sustained major damage.
While it is still unclear whether Austin – whose real name is Jake Szymanski – was behind the wheel at the time of the accident, witnesses told TMZ that someone in the Audi tossed out a bottle of Ciroc vodka after the crash.
A car service then reportedly picked up the Audi’s driver and passengers, who left the scene before police arrived.
A witness described one of the passengers “as a white male with dark hair who looked really young and acted really drunk.” If the apparent drunk driver was really Austin, this would not be his first documented time getting behind the wheel under the influence. He was arrested for DUI last month – in the same car currently in question.
While no arrests have been made, police are currently handling the accident as a hit-and-run while they continue their investigation.
•Reporting by DAHVI SHIRA