Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Every weekend hundreds of people crowd the bars in Five Points and the Vista.
Drinking Ticket, a twitter account created by a USC senior, lets followers know where DUI check points are set up and he hopes that will help to keep students safe.
USC Senior Alex Waelde's created this Twitter account not to send random messages about his day or what he had for lunch. He says his account, Drinking Ticket is designed to help college students.
"I see it as an aide to help students make the right decision," said Waelde.
Drinking Ticket sends tweets like this one, "DUI Checkpoint on the corner of Jaco's."
Some say it's just helping drunk kids avoid the cops- Waelde says it's a deterrent.
"I've heard the guys say we need to find a ride home or we need to take a taxi. I have heard that line three or four times as much as I've heard the, oh let's just drive around it kind of thing."
Law Enforcement says they don't see a problem with it.
"We put it in the paper when we have checkpoints so this is just something that a private group is using to get information to the public," said Deputy Chief Ruben Santiago with the Columbia Police department.
Santiago believes they should also give out safety information instead of just the checkpoints.
"What we would like to see is than kind of information. Where to get a cab, what to do if you get in a situation where you need assistance," said Santiago.
Waelde says that's also something his new app will provide.
"We will be able to get you a safe ride home when you are at a bar," said Waelde.
The app will have also have social features, drink deals for bars and also aides like lawyers information and a safe-ride feature.
"I think about it through a drunk mind They (followers) can take out their phone and say I want to go home. They can hit the home button, go back and have fun with their friends, stay safe, taxi comes and they can go home."
He says his company is putting a lot of resources into the safety feature on the app in hopes to cut down on the DUI related deaths in our state. In 2011, South Carolina Highway Patrol made 28,466 DUI arrests.
"Right now the Twitter may seem a little unbalanced because we don't have the application out right now, but when the app is released here in a couple of weeks, I think I will be able to sleep at night knowing that I am helping."