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Cookeville man sentenced after repeated public drunkenness

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COOKEVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A man accused of setting a record in Putnam County for being drunk in public will now serve more jail time.

Tim Kelly, 48, from Cookeville will serve 100 days in jail for three public intoxication offenses that he received within 24 hours earlier this month.

Putnam County sheriff's deputies say it's the most anyone has ever gone to jail for public intoxication in just one day.

Kelly has been arrested 73 times for public intoxication since 1995, according to the Cookeville Herald Citizen.

In addition to the 100 days, he was ordered to spend in jail for his most recent offenses, the judge ordered Kelly to pay about $3,100 for court fees and fines.

Kelly requested to serve his time at a later date because he said he had a dentist appointment. However, the judge ordered he go to jail immediately.

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