"BAT Mobiles" to help apprehend drunks

Alabama state troopers will soon be using "BAT Mobiles" to stop drunk drivers.

A press release says that Alabama Gov. Bob Riley has awarded almost $1.4 million in grants to fund a statewide DUI task force with vehicles nicknamed "Bat Mobiles" because they will be equipped with breath alcohol testing devices.

The vehicles are a key component of "Task Force Zero," a state trooper initiative to combat drunken driving. Col. J. Christopher Murphy. director of the Department of Public Safety.

The vehicles used at checkpoints will be equipped with custom alcohol testing gear.