51-year-old man in clown costume arrested for DUI

Published: Feb. 7, 2016 at 8:37 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 14, 2016 at 8:37 PM CST
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Joel Sloan (Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)
Joel Sloan (Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Deputies in Jefferson County arrested a man wearing a clown costume for DUI Saturday night.

Joel Allan Sloan, 51, of Fultondale, is in the Jefferson County Jail with a bond set at $2,500. Investigators learned Sloan also had an outstanding felony warrant for first-degree theft of property.

A motorist flagged down a deputy in the 6500 block of Old Springville Road and reported seeing a driver in a red Ford SUV driving erratically, passing from lane to lane.

The deputy caught up to the vehicle and witnessed the driver changing lanes. After being pulled over, authorities say the suspect told the deputy he'd just had a few drinks at a local restaurant.

The suspect gave no explanation for his clown costume, according to deputies.

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