Report: ‘Elf on the Shelf’ in DWI arrest

This photo provided by CCB&A, LLC, shows the Elf sitting on the Shelf. There is one hot item this holiday season that won't be resting under the Christmas tree. It will be on a shelf _ watching you. (AP Photo/CCA&B, LLC)

This photo provided by CCB&A, LLC, shows the Elf sitting on the Shelf. There is one hot item this holiday season that won't be resting under the Christmas tree. It will be on a shelf _ watching you. (AP Photo/CCA&B, LLC)

RIVERDALE, N.J. — Police say an elf on the sauce is facing drunk 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 that 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 seeking comment from Chellis wasn’t immediately returned Saturday.

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