Reports of a suspected intoxicated driver led Chase RCMP to an unauthorized rifle.
Sgt. Barry Kennedy reports that on Wednesday, Feb. 26, just before noon, police received a report of a possibly intoxicated man driving a black Chev pickup around the village of Chase.
Officers found the truck and pulled it over. Inside they saw a rifle lying in the middle of the truck’s front bench seat.
“The driver claimed he had his rifle for protection against cougars and bears,” states Kennedy.
The 59-year-old Chase man was arrested for unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle.