EXCLUSIVE"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.