The Joker charged with driving drunk in Maine

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The Joker charged with driving drunk in Maine

In his nearly 75-year career of villainy, The Joker has made it through some tough times: the Cesar Romero era, the loss of Harley Quinn … the loss of his, um, face. But this may be his low point.

According to the Waterville, Maine, Morning Sentinel, police arrested the Clown Prince of Crime early Sunday morning after he allegedly lost control of his 2002 Buick Regal and drove off the road, striking multiple trees and a rock.

Sixty-four-year-old Dennis Lalime of Pittsfield, Maine, who told police he was returning from a Halloween party, was subsequently charged with operating under the influence. Although the Pittsfield Police Department uncovered The Joker’s true identity, as you can see from his booking photo, the Somerset County Jail permitted him the indignity dignity of retaining most of his makeup.

Commissioner James Gordon had no comment on the arrest. Repeated calls to Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel went unanswered.