Drunk Man Busted For Setting Up Fake DUI Checkpoint

By McCarton Ackerman 06/04/15

None-too-bright Logan Shaulis faces numerous charges stemming from his drunken antics.

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Posing as a police officer and setting up a fake DUI checkpoint is an obvious no-no, but a Pennsylvania man did the impossible and created an even more outrageous situation by doing so while he was drunk.

Logan Shaulis, 19, reportedly parked his car diagonally across the state's Route 601 and set up road flares during the early morning hours of May 30. He began harassing motorists by declaring that he was a state trooper and demanding to see their license and registration. He reportedly carried handcuffs, and identified himself as a member of the state police drug and alcohol division named Steve Rogers.

When troopers eventually arrived to confront Shaulis, he allegedly handed a BB pistol to a passenger in a vehicle he had stopped and told them, “I can’t get caught with this.” Local troopers at the scene reported that Shaulis was intoxicated and exhibited bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. However, it’s still unclear whether he failed a breathalyzer or field sobriety tests.

Shaulis is still behind bars in the Somerset County Jail after failing to post $50,000 bond. He faces numerous charges including drunken driving, impersonating a public servant, criminal coercion, disorderly conduct, official oppression, and unlawful restraint. His preliminary hearing is set for June 9. Despite not having a prior criminal record, he could face years behind bars if convicted on all charges.

He isn’t the only Pennsylvanian to exhibit bizarre behavior while drunk, though. In September 2011, Ohioville native Mark Grove was arrested for drunkenly driving his lawn tractor down a residential street. He told one of the officers who approached him, "I'm drunk. Just take me home," but then kicked another officer after being told he would be arrested. Grove then reportedly headbutted the squad car partition once he was placed inside their vehicle.

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