Zero Tolerance Task Force on Drinking and Driving

It's estimated that every 31 minutes someone dies in an alcohol-related accident.

And that statistic alone has the governor speaking out.

With the new year just around the corner Riley sent a very clear message: the state of Alabama has no tolerance for drinking and driving.

It's a selfish act-with fatal consequences: this is the word from Governor Riley about drinking and driving as Americans approach one of the most celebrated times of the year.

He sent out a clear message backed by Alabama's State Troopers, "We're going to do everything we can to catch you if you're drinking and driving under the influence."

Riley says in a world full of events you can't prevent, "The one thing you can prevent is alcohol-related injuries."

State troopers echoed the plea asking all drivers not only to take responsibility, but to set a safe example for their family and friends because the consequences last a lifetime.