A driver pulled over by RCMP Thursday night was shot following a confrontation.

Around 9:45 p.m. two officers tried to stop a vehicle they believed was being operated by an impaired driver.

Police say a confrontation arose during their investigation of the driver, resulting in the suspect being shot.

The injured suspect then ran off but was caught a short time later without further trouble and taken to hospital.

The officers were unhurt.

The investigation has now been turned over to the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, which investigates incidents involving injury or death as the result of the actions of a police officer.