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PROVO — A man with more than 40 arrests has been booked into the Utah County Jail again after he called for an ambulance four times in one day.
It happened on Sept. 11. The Daily Herald reports after Benjamin Bang, 36, had called paramedics three times, they took him to various locations, including a hospital and mental health facility.
The fourth time he called, they contacted police. Bang told officers that he wanted a drink of water.
Officers arrested Bang for public intoxication. Most of his past arrests were alcohol-related.
The Herald reports during a court hearing in 2010, Judge James Taylor called Bang's case a tragic one, and said Bang had literally drunk himself to prison.