BANGOR, Maine — A local man whom police describe as a transient was arrested Tuesday after a city policeman saw him drinking in a city park, where alcohol and drugs are strictly prohibited.

Darrell Bowden, 54, was charged with public intoxication and then taken to Penobscot County Jail, according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards.

Bowden was released on bail Wednesday, a jail official confirmed.

According to Edwards, the incident that led to Bowden’s arrest happened shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday at Second Street Park, when Bangor police Officer Doug Smith found two men drinking beer in the park and informed them that drinking is prohibited.

“[Bowden] basically told the officer that he’s a 54-year-old and he can drink wherever he wants,” Edwards said.

In his police report, Smith noted that he pointed out two signs warning of the prohibition within clear view before charging Bowden.