MANSFIELD, Ohio -- A 21-year-old man is making headlines after approaching an officer on West 3rd Street in Mansfield early Sunday asking to be taken to jail.

He allegedly told the officer he was "very drunk."

The man, who authorities say appeared intoxicated, told the officer he drank "a gallon" of alcohol.

The 21-year-old was wet and covered in mud, and the officer believed he had fallen down several times due to his level of intoxication.

The man was then transported to OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, where he was issued a summons in lieu of arrest on a drunkenness charge and advised of his court date.

He was left in the care of hospital staff.

His name was not released.