19-Year-Old Drunk Set Up Own DUI Checkpoint: Cops
Told driver he 'should have read about it in the newspaper'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2015 1:10 PM CDT
Police say Logan Shaulis ever so helpfully set up his own DUI checkpoint.   (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

(Newser) – Apparently for Logan Shaulis, it's not a party until you're demanding to see license and registration from passing drivers. Police say the 19-year-old Pennsylvanian set up his own DUI checkpoint early Saturday, complete with flares, a BB gun, handcuffs, and a portable scanner, reports the Tribune-Democrat. The slight problems with this scenario are that 1) police say Shaulis was under the influence himself at the time, and 2) well, police caught on to his little ruse. When they arrived, they say Shaulis tried to hand the BB gun to a passenger, saying, "I can’t get caught with this."

One driver who was stopped said Shaulis told him "he was setting up road blocks and that they should have read about it in the newspaper." Adds a neighbor, per WTAJ: "We saw cop cars, we saw flares, we couldn't figure out what was going on. It was about 3 o'clock in the morning." Shaulis faces a litany of charges:

  • Carrying a firearm without a license, driving under the influence of alcohol, unlawful restraint, possessing an instrument of crime, official oppression, criminal coercion, reckless endangerment, impersonating a public servant, harassment, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness.