MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama state troopers have a new device
to combat drunk driving.
Governor Bob Riley has awarded almost $1.4 million in grants to provide troopers with specially equipped vans called "BAT Mobiles."
"BAT" is a breath alcohol testing device that allows troopers to conduct roadside sobriety checks.
Riley said in a statement Tuesday "that about 40 percent of all traffic deaths in Alabama involve alcohol."
The "BAT Mobiles" will be on display at a news conference Wednesday in Montgomery. State officials are also expected to announce plans for another "Take Back Our Highways" traffic
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