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Sparta man blames vodka for biting police officer

SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT) - Sparta police said a 23-year-old man blamed vodka for his behavior, which included scratching and biting an officer.

Sparta police were called to a residence on L Street for a report of an unconscious man on someone's porch at 4:45 a.m. on May 29.

Officers found Jacob A. Baumbach passed out on the porch and they were unable to wake him. Officers requested EMS and tried to load him onto a cot. Sparta police said at that point, Baumbach woke up and became combative and attempted to kick a Monroe County Sheriff's deputy who stopped by to help. Baumbach also scratched and bit a Sparta police officer.

Sparta police said when Baumbach eventually calmed down, he blamed his behavior on vodka and told police a friend made him do shots of vodka even though he didn't want to.

Police arrested Baumbach for battery to a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, and bail jumping, as he was out on bond from another pending court case.


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