RACINE — A Mount Pleasant man was arrested Sunday afternoon and is being charged with his sixth drunken driving offense after recording a 0.258 blood-alcohol concentration on a Breathalyzer test.

According to the criminal complaint:

The man, Larry Whisenton, 63, has five operating-while intoxicated convictions. He is required to have an ignition interlock device in any car he drives to test for sobriety, but did not when he was pulled over Monday.

A Racine Police officer confronted Whisenton via traffic stop at the corner of Center and Ninth streets Sunday evening for suspended registration. The officer reported smelling intoxicants when he approached the car.

Whisenton was taken to Ascension All Saints Hospital to take field sobriety tests because of freezing temperatures and slippery roads and sidewalks.

After failing the sobriety tests and having his blood-alcohol level taken, police said that Whisenton “became agitated and belligerent, using profanities towards his nurse and stating if he had a gun he would kill them all.”

Once medically cleared, Whisenton was taken to the Racine County Jail.

Whisenton has been charged with a felony OWI, disorderly conduct, failure to install an IID, driving after revocation, four counts of felony bail jumping and four counts of misdemeanor bail jumping.

Whisenton also has four counts of operating a vehicle after revocation, two counts of battery, two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia on his record.

He also has another charge of operating while revoked pending from December. In January, Whisenton was charged with six counts of manufacturing/delivering cocaine, one for maintaining a drug trafficking place and more two counts misdemeanor of bail jumping. Those charges are pending as well.


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