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Lyfe Jennings arrested after highway chase

October 22nd, 2008 | by Staff

Police in Smyrna, Georgia arrested R&B singer Lyfe Jennings after the multi-platinum selling artist allegedly fired off a gun and took officers on a brief highway chase.

Cops arriving to investigate a call of gunshots fired spotted the 30-year-old Jennings, born Chester Jennings, fleeing the scene in a Corvette and gave chase. Mr. Jennings was apprehended after losing control of the vehicle and crashing, he refused a DUI test. Mr. Jennings suffered some facial contusions (as pictured in his mugshot below) but no information was released on any other injuries.

Mr. Jennings, who spent a decade in prison before finding success in the music industry, faces felony weapon possession by a convicted felon, attempting to elude, discharging a firearm near in public, and refusing to take the sobriety test charges.

No word on when he will go before a judge.

In 1992 Mr. Jennings was convicted of arson, he served 10 years in a Ohio prison before being released in December of 2002. A year after his release he appeared on the talent search television show β€œThe Apollo,” winning the amateur competition five times before launching a very successful music career.

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