But the prospects of Green Bay Packer fans deadening their pain with a few too many alcoholic beverages during Sunday’s Super Bowl has caused the state’s Department of Transportation to issue a sobering directive.
“Since the Green Bay Packers won’t be playing for the Lombardi Trophy this year, fans may be tempted to drown their disappointment by drinking too much on Super Bowl Sunday. That could be dangerous, or even deadly, if they decide to drive,” said State Patrol Major Sandra Huxtable.
Wisconsin has the highest rate of drunk driving in the country, according to a nationwide study in 2009. About a fourth of all Wisconsin adults said they have driven under the influence of alcohol during the previous 12 months, according to the study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.