Starting on June 19th, during Country USA, the Wisconsin State Patrol will have more patrols out on the roads near the grounds to prevent drunk driving.
An increase in the number of drunk drivers leaving CUSA has local police concerned.
Sergeant Dan Diedrich, Wisconsin State Patrol, Fond du Lac Post,
We have really noticed an uptick in underage drinking at Country USA. Unfortunately, those not of legal age to drink are making the deadly decision to get behind the wheel as well.
Law enforcement officers are well trained in identifying the signs of impaired driving, and they know where and when to look for drunken drivers.
Our goal is to get people to drive sober, not to make more arrests.
Events like Country USA are important and vital to our local economy, but just one bad decision to drink and drive following the concert can turn a night of fun memories into a lifetime of nightmares, pain and even death.
WISDOT is also offering a free mobile app to help prevent drunk driving.
The app will help you to know if you have exceeded the limit or not and if you can drive or not.
There is also an option on the app that will let you select a designated driver in order to help you get home safely as well as reporting a drunk driver.
To download the app, visit http://witrafficsafety.org/.