Police: Man in elf costume charged with DWI
Riverdale, N.J. — Police say an elf on the sauce is facing drunken driving charges in New Jersey.
Riverdale police tell NJ.com that 23-year-old Brian Chellis was found passed out in a car early Friday morning wearing an Elf on the Shelf costume.
Lt. James Macintosh says the Cedar Grove man was asleep behind the wheel of a van with its engine running, lights on and music blaring. He says Chellis was in a red shirt, red pants and white ruffled collar.
Macintosh says Chellis seemed confused about where he was and had an open can of beer in the car. He was issued a summons and released to a family member.
A message left Saturday seeking comment from Chellis wasn’t immediately returned.