BY THE PACKET
A Columbus man cut a chaotic path through the Friendly City Sunday evening, wrecking two vehicles and taking a potshot at someone before being apprehended by the Columbus Police Department.
The mayhem started about 6 p.m. Sunday evening, when Joshua Jourdan, 29, of 600 Northdale Drive, was allegedly driving a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder west on Chapman Street, near the intersection with Northdale. Jourdan reportedly told officers he had the sun in his eyes and thought he saw an oncoming vehicle through the glare, causing him to swerve to the right. He lost control of the SUV, which rolled into a nearby ditch, ending up on its side.
Jourdan was apparently uninjured.
Later that day, CPD officers responded to a report of shots being fired following a traffic accident around 8 p.m. on 31st Avenue, near the intersection with McArthur Drive. When they arrived, they were approached by an unidentified man who said that he was checking the occupants of a white 2005 BMW 3251 after a wreck occurred when he was shot at. He claimed that a bullet passed through his shirt without touching his skin. [The BMW is visible in the picture of the wrecked SUV. – Ed.]
According to CPD, the accident was caused when the driver and a passenger allegedly became involved in a physical altercation while driving down the road, resulting in the car striking a telephone pole. The driver of the BMW was none other than Jourdan, who was found walking down 31st Avenue. He had a handgun in his possession, and was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.
The passenger, who was unidentified as of press time, was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle with minor injuries.
According to a CPD news release, all three men knew each other. The accident is still under investigation.