The 37-year-old’s troubles stemmed from an arrest in Oct. 2008 where he faced multiple charges including DUI test refusal, criminal trespassing, discharging a weapon near a street, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and fleeing or attempting to elude a police offer.
Jennings had an altercation with Joy Pound, his then manager/children’s mother, and subsequently kicked in the door of a house in Smyrna, Ga. that belonged to someone named Jeff Kendrick.
The singer then fired several rounds from a .40 caliber glock in the street according to authorities, before fleeing the scene in his 2005 Corvette.
Police claim Jennings refused to stop for officers when given audible and visual signs to do so and drove in excess of 70 miles per hour.
In court today, the Toledo, Ohio-bred talent requested to be able to go home and visit his children before beginning his sentence, but the judge denied his request.
Yesterday on his Twitter page, Jennings posted a message to followers saying goodbye.