Originally Posted by Terror Kovenant
But at the second course of action he is acting in the best interest of the fellow patrons by subduing a hostile assailant, in the least harmful manner possible. Id hope he doesn't face any charges whatsoever.
I agree. I think his actions (when he choked him out) are still a reasonable, proportionate response. I don't think there is any chance of him being convicted but it is ambiguous enough (given that drunk douche is not looking at him or touching him) that if the drunk dude pushed it there might be charges laid.