Through the FTA’s partnership with the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program, the BAT Mobile Unit Program maintains a fleet of seven BAT mobile units. These units are predominately used by law enforcement officers at the law enforcement events across the state.

The BAT mobile units are state-of-the-art, purpose-built vehicles that serve as DWI processing centers. They are 30 to 45 feet in length and are operated by BAT Coordinators. BAT Coordinators are trained in the complete breath alcohol testing process, and the units are furnished with:

  • Breath alcohol testing instruments,
  • A magistrate’s office,
  • Fingerprinting equipment, and 
  • Multiple workstations.

The presence of the BAT mobile unit at the Law Enforcement events saves time, improves efficiency, and acts as a high-profile deterrent to impaired driving. Without the BAT mobile unit, law enforcement officers must transport DWI suspects to a traditional breath testing facility, a magistrate’s office for processing, then a detention facility to be fingerprinted. 

Having this well-lit and clearly marked BAT mobile unit at these events sends a clear message to discourage motorists from driving while impaired.


Requesting a BAT Mobile Unit

To request a BAT mobile unit for a law enforcement or educational event, please submit a request through the Acadis portal.

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BAT Mobile Regions

Image with contact information for BAT mobile units for different regions in North Carolina

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