‘Town Drunk' Arrested for 71st Time

Indiana man brags about his drinking abilities

An Indiana man calls himself  "Otis, the Town Drunk," but no one's laughing after his 71st arrest in Porter County.

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Forty-nine-year-old Douglas E. Smith, of Valparaiso, was arrested last week on charges of public intoxication, resisting arrest and intimidation.

Portage police said they got a call at 1 a.m. Thursday from a resident who told police that Smith apparently went to the wrong house and was knocking on the door, trying to get inside.

The Times of Northwest Indiana reported that Smith says he's been drinking since he was 18, and brags that he can drink two cases of beer in a day.

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