Amateur Joker Arrested for DUI Gets Amazing Mugshot

Pro tip, folks: If you plan to go out drinkin’ and drivin’, definitely don’t do it in a silly costume, because if you do, the world is going to see your mugshot. That’s a lesson 64-year-old Jeffrey LaLime learned after driving his 2002 Buick Regal off the road in Pittsfield, Maine over the weekend before being booked on DUI charges and taking this awesome mugshot while still dressed as the Joker.

Dennis Lalime, 64, of Pittsfield, lost control of his 2002 Buick Regal and went off Crawford Road at about 2 a.m., according to Sgt. Timothy Roussin of the Pittsfield Police Department.

Lalime suffered no injuries, but his car was damaged as it struck multiple trees and a rock before it came to rest.

In the mugshot picture police took of Lalime a short while later, he is wearing white facepaint with large black circles around his eyes, and his hair is dyed green, all trademark features of The Joker, the archrival of comic book superhero Batman.

Meanwhile, his nose is swollen and misshapen and filled with scar tissue and broken blood vessels, all trademark features of a guy still getting drunk and crashing his car well into his sixties.

A nearby homeowner heard the crash and called police, leading to Lalime’s arrest by officer Greg Sides.

Roussin said Lalime, who told police he was coming home from a Halloween party in Old Town, was cooperative. [MorningSentinel]

Of course he was cooperative. If I know anything about the Joker, it’s that he’s probably getting caught on purpose, and this is all part of his dastardly master plan.

“Introduce a little anarchy, upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I’m an agent of chaos, and you know the thing about chaos?” (*pukes on officer’s shoes*)

“How about a magic trick? I’m gonna make this vodka disappear.” (*chugs mini bottle, stabs bottle into own hand*)

“In a way, I knew your friends better than you did. …Would you like to know which of them were lightweights?”

[picture via AP/Somerset County Sheriffs]