Editor's Note: In the original version of this story, we incorrectly stated that the suspect had been drinking with his mother and her boyfriend at the Cham Tap. The correct information is that Jensen was at the tavern with his mother's boyfriend, but Jensen's mother was not in the bar. We have corrected the story and regret the error.
A 22-year-old Racine man is facing charges after he allegedly knocked his mother’s boyfriend unconscious Monday outside of a Mount Pleasant bar. He was, he said, upset the victim was trying to keep him from driving home drunk.
Jacob D. Jensen was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Tuesday with one count of substantial battery, one count of felony bail jumping, one count of disorderly conduct domestic abuse and one count of misdemeanor bail jumping. If convicted, he could face up to 10 ½ years in prison and $31,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Monday, Jensen and his mother's boyfriend were drinking at Cham Tap, 2511 Durand Ave., when he decided he wanted to leave. He got into his car and was attempting to leave, but the victim advised him not to because he was extremely intoxicated.
Jensen became upset with the remarks and got out of the car, became verbally abusive towards the man and then began to push him around. His mother tried to break the two apart, but Jensen then took the man, threw him to the asphalt and knocked him unconscious.
Jensen then got in his car and left as witnesses tended to the victim.
Jensen was later arrested and told police he threw the man down because he had punched his mother in the face during the altercation, however, none of the witnesses or his mother said this happened. Jensen had a blood alcohol level of 0.22, which is nearly three times the legal limit to drive in Wisconsin.
He’s currently being held in Racine County Jail on $2,500 bond.