Joel Allan Sloan, 51, was stopped after another motorist flagged down law enforcement officials about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.
That motorist alerted them that an SUV was allegedly swerving into oncoming traffic on Old Springville Road in Jefferson County.
When a deputy with the sheriff’s office pulled over the SUV after they saw it cross into the oncoming lane and back, he came face-to-face with a man dressed in a full clown costume.
“He told the deputy that he had just had a few drinks at a local restaurant. He gave no explanation for the clown costume,” Chief Deputy Randy Christian said in a news release.
Sloan, of Fultondale, was arrested on a DUI charge. He also had an outstanding felony warrant for first-degree theft of property, authorities said.
“There is nothing funny about DUI. This clown is Joel Sloan,” the Sheriff’s Department wrote on Facebook, posting a photo go Sloan dressed in full bozo attire.
He was booked into the Jefferson County Jail just before 9:30 p.m. His bond is set at $2,500.