It was bad enough that a 20-year-old Pennsylvania man set up a fake DUI checkpoint as a prank. But when state troopers caught him, they discovered he was the real drunk driver.
The bizarre tale was revealed in court when 20-year-old Logan Shaulis pleaded guilty to DUI and impersonating a public servant in connection to the May 2015 incident.
Authorities say the young man used a flashing blue light bar, set up road flares and parked his vehicle across state State Route 601 in Somerset to block traffic at 4 in the morning.
A motorist who stopped for the “DUI checkpoint” told authorities that the man claimed to be with the “drug and alcohol division” and ordered her to show her driver’s license. Soon, though, police came to investigate the checkpoint and Shaulis handed the woman’s passenger a BB pistol, saying he couldn’t get caught with it.
Officers arrested Shaulis. Since his arrest on May 30, 2015, he has completed substance abuse treatment, his attorney told a judge in April 2016. Sentencing is set for June 27, 2016.