Drunk Pa. man runs fake DUI checkpoint, arrested

19-year-old Logan Shaulis parked his vehicle diagonally across state Route 601 and set up road flares at about 4 a.m. Saturday


Associated Press

SOMERSET, Pa. — Police say a man who set up a drunken-driving checkpoint complete with road flares while pretending to be a Pennsylvania state trooper was drunk.

Troopers say 19-year-old Logan Shaulis, of Somerset, parked his vehicle diagonally across state Route 601 and set up road flares at about 4 a.m. Saturday.

This is an undated mugshot provided by the Somerset, Pa., County Jail of Logan Shaulis, of Somerset, Pa. (AP Image)
This is an undated mugshot provided by the Somerset, Pa., County Jail of Logan Shaulis, of Somerset, Pa. (AP Image)

A motorist who stopped says Shaulis claimed he was a trooper and demanded to see a driver's license, registration and insurance papers.

When real troopers arrived, police say Shaulis tried to hand a BB pistol to the car's passenger and said, "I can't get caught with this."

He faces charges including drunken driving, impersonating a public servant and unlawful restraint. He remained jailed Tuesday. Online court records don't list an attorney for him.

A preliminary hearing is set for June 9.

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