A man has been arrested after shooting a trucker in the face with a pellet gun in Washington earlier this week. 

The road rage incident happened on Monday, May 9th near Napavine, Washington in Interstate 5. 

According to The Chronicle, 34-year-old suspect, Cody Chase, was driving along I-5 when he was “run off the road by the semi-truck.” Chase then allegedly pulled out a pellet gun and shot at the trucker. The shots shattered a window in the truck, cracked the windshield, and left a pellet lodged in the trucker’s face, right between his eye and his ear. 

The trucker then contacted police, who found Chase on Harrison Avenue in Centralia. During the traffic stop, officers obtained a warrant and found a backpack containing a scale and several types of drugs, including what troopers believed to be heroin, acid and methamphetamine, as well as a .177 air pistol with a loaded magazine and an attached air canister. The air pistol matched the pellet lodged in the trucker’s face. 

Chase denied having shot at the driver and said the trucker had run him off the road, so “he flipped it off as he drove by.”

Chase was booked into the Lewis County Jail and has since been charged with first-degree assault and possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. He is currently being held on $75,000.

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