'The Fosters' Jake T. Austin Charged For Hit-N-Run Crash

0719-jake-t-austin-instagram-02"The Fosters" star Jake T. Austin has finally been charged with hit-n-run ... after his car was involved in a bizarre 4-way crash in November -- and he was nowhere to be found.

TMZ broke the story ... Austin's car slammed into 3 parked cars on a street in Sherman Oaks, CA around 3AM.  The damage was real bad ... and eyewitnesses told us the people in his car called a car service to pick them up before cops arrived.

A witness told us on TMZ Live one of the men in the car matched Austin's description. Cops must agree because they charged him with one count of misdemeanor hit-n-run.

If convicted, Austin could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. There's also a possibility he'll get a probation violation for his DUI last year.