But the other drive claims that it was the former "SNL" star who initiated the incident that left Chase with an injured shoulder.
New York state police say the incident took place on February 9. Chase, who lives in Bedford, NY, told police he was driving on Interstate 87 when another vehicle cut in front of him. In Chase's version, the other driver clipped his truck, so he chased him down, flashing his headlights as they crossed Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.
The two cars pulled over and that's when Chase alleged the driver of the other car knocked him to the ground and kicked him in the shoulder. (The photo above is from the 2015 premiere of the "Vacation" remake. Chase rudely explained to Jimmy Fallon at the time that he injured his arm by "whacking off [to] old episodes of 'Mary Tyler Moore'.")
The other driver, 22-year-old Michael Landrio from Long Island, who is apparently no fan of the original "Vacation" movies, was given a ticket for second-degree harassment.
Landrio told the New York Post that Chase started the incident, saying the actor began following his car and flashing his lights. Then Chase reportedly began shouting at him and his friends. "It was an old guy yelling ... super pissed-off. We just tried to get the heck away from him. He followed us the whole length of the bridge, driving crazy."
When Landrio tried to apologize, he reports that Chase screamed, "You know who the f*** I am? I am going to ruin your lives!" The "Community" star then reportedly opened Landrio's car door and yelled, "I'm going to punch you in the nose."
Landrio admits to kicking Chase, but says it was in self defense. A court date is scheduled for March 5.
To add insult to injury, Landrio told the Post he didn't recognize the actor, "I looked him up on Google and I still didn't know who he was. He didn't look like he looked when he made his movies." Ouch!