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Man Charged After Throwing Man to Ground Who Said He Was Too Drunk to Drive Home

Suspect tells police he only threw the man down because he punched his mother in the face during the altercation.

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.

Andrew March 30, 2012 at 07:04 AM
What's sad is his irresponsible behavior leaves his girlfriend(probably soon to be ex-girlfriend), at home to take care of their newborn baby by herself, along with the bills. I know him personally, and he has done bad things to a lot of people, and karma is reimbursing him, but his girlfriend, his newborn daughter, and his family don't deserve it. They're good people, even if Jacob makes mistake after mistake and takes advantage of the people he calls friends and the people who care about him and help him out in any kind of way. I personally am one bridge he has burned, and I never had done a thing but be a friend to Jacob and try to help him overcome his personal demons that he's dealing with. Hopefully he's able to learn and correct the poor choices he continues to make. He has the potential to be a good person, but has failed to live up to the task.
jacob April 29, 2012 at 03:48 AM
You fuckin people need to get your story straight and get your facts right. and drasen, you have no room to say anything, because your the one on house arrest for selling heroin, and having some girl overdose at your house.

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