33-17-405. Service of process -- commissioner as agent. The commissioner shall act as a nonresident person's agent upon whom process in a legal proceeding against the nonresident person may be served. Service of process on the commissioner has the same legal force and validity as personal service of process upon the nonresident person. The commissioner shall, within 3 working days after receiving process, forward by certified mail, to the nonresident person's address of record, a copy of the process.