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News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Oct. 1, 2015

Highly Committed People

Impersonating a police officer in a traffic stop is not uncommon, but Logan Shaulis, 19, was apparently so judgment-impaired on May 30 that he set up his own elaborate "DUI checkpoint" on route 601 near Somerset, Pennsylvania, complete with road flares, demanding "license, registration and insurance" from driver after driver. The irony of the inebriated Shaulis judging motorists' sobriety was short-lived, as real troopers soon arrived and arrested him (on DUI, among other charges). [Associated Press via WGN-TV (Chicago), 6-2-2015]

A woman identified only as Zeng, age 39, was finally imprisoned in August in Urumqi, China -- 10 years after she was convicted of corruption. Availing herself of a traditional "probation" option in Chinese law for expectant mothers, Zeng had remained free by getting herself pregnant (and proving it) 14 times during the 10 years (although only some of the fetuses were carried to term). [People's Daily Online via Daily Mail (London), 8-13-2015]

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