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Drunk Pennsylvania man posed as trooper, set up DUI checkpoint

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SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — State police say a man who pretended to be a state trooper running a drunken-driving checkpoint on a western Pennsylvania highway was drunk himself.

That’s why 19-year-old Logan Shaulis, of Somerset, remained in the Somerset County Jail Tuesday on charges including drunken driving, impersonating a public servant and unlawful restraint.

Shaulis faces a preliminary hearing June 9. Troopers say Shaulis parked his vehicle diagonally across state Route 601 and set up road flares about 4:10 a.m.

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

Police say Shaulis tried to hand a BB pistol to the car’s passenger as real troopers arrived saying, “I can’t get caught with this.”

Online court records don’t list a defense attorney.

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