Chase RCMP are investigating a vehicle collision that occurred after the driver was allegedly shot with a pellet gun.
Late in the morning of May 5, police responded to reports of a collision at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Cummings Street. When they arrived on scene, officers found a vehicle leaking transmission fluid with a jack stand under one tire.
According to Chase RCMP, the driver of the vehicle would not provide details of how his car was damaged until officers pointed out he appeared to have driven through the Memorial Park playground and smashed into a culvert.
Police said the driver claimed he had been approached by another man with a pellet gun who shot him in the face for no apparent reason. The driver told police he had been trying to escape when his car was damaged.
The driver was treated by an ambulance crew on scene and released. Police investigation of the incident is ongoing.