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."