Updated on March 24th, 2021 at 03:06 pm

It’s officially summertime in Wisconsin.  Huge festivities are already making their way into the schedules of many people in Wisconsin.  One such event is the large country musical festival known as Country USA (CUSA).  People from all over Wisconsin travel to Oshkosh to get in on this huge country line-up ranging from local country cover bands to big headliners, such as The Band Perry, Sawyer Brown, Sugarland, Brad Paisley, and Keith Urban.  Where there is a festival in Wisconsin, there are multiple beer tents for the patrons!  Grab some food, grabs some drinks, and don’t forget your souvenir mug!

Going the Distance

Although it is very dangerous and could result in penalties, such as driving privileges and fines, some people still choose to drink and then drive.  Some people may feel “fine” when they get in their car at the end of night but the amount of time passing in travel will change the driver’s Blood Alcohol Content (BAC).  A drink does not immediately flow through the blood stream, it is absorbed over time.  Even though a driver has a BAC that is under the legal limit at the time they are leaving the festival, their BAC can climb over the legal limit by the time they reach home.  This means that you could get pulled over at any moment and get issued a DUI.

Keeping it Safe

While some people choose to attend CUSA for just one day or one show, others choose to attend for the entire week.  While these people may intake a large amount of alcohol, the distance to travel back to their “bed” is mere walking distance.  There are many options for camping at the CUSA grounds.  Whether you prefer to stay in a tent or camper, CUSA offers a variety of campsites in multiple dimensions to cater to the needs of the patrons.  If these sites are full, there are other campgrounds within walking distance of the CUSA grounds.

Underage Drinking

Although the rules state that all patrons camping must be over the age of 21 or accompanied by an adult, there are still many under-agers who stay at the campgrounds.  While it may be easy to obtain a wristband that confirms the age of 21, there are still security and police officers patrolling the CUSA grounds.  Citations will be issued.

I got an OWI, now what?

Hire the right attorney.  Attorney Nathan J. Dineen of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. focuses solely on DUI defense in Wisconsin.  With offices in Germantown, West Bend, Appleton, and Sister Bay, Attorney Dineen is available for Eastern Wisconsin at all times of the day!  Call toll free at 1-877-384-6800 or fill out a free case evaluation online.

Experience CUSA to the fullest, but be safe and think before you drink!

Nathan J. Dineen