BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputy was flagged down by another motorist around 8:30 p.m. Sunday on Old Springville Road.
The motorist told the deputy they saw a red Ford SUV that had been driving “erratically.” The SUV was reportedly weaving from lane to lane.
When the deputy caught up to the SUV, he observed the vehicle crossing into the oncoming lane and back, and he immediately initiated a traffic stop.
The driver of the vehicle was dressed as a clown, and told the officer he had a few drinks at a local restaurant. He gave no indication as to why he was wearing the clown costume.
It was also found he had an outstanding felony warrant for theft of property in the first degree.
The suspect has been identified as Joel Allan Sloan, 51 of Fultondale. He was arrested and charged with DUI, as well as the outstanding warrant. He is in the Jefferson County Jail with bond set at $2500.