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When Is Drinking And Driving Illegal?

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Drinking and driving is illegal pursuant to NRS 484C.010 and NRS 484C.020 whenever EITHER of the following two conditions precedent occurs:

(a) the person driving or in what’s known as actual, physical, control of the vehicle is found to have a concentration of alcohol in their blood in excess of the legal limit of 0.08 grams per ml of whole blood tested (NRS 484C.020) or a concentration of a prohibited controlled substance, or drug, in excess of those limits specified in the DUI-Drugs portion of the statute (NRS 484C.010); OR

(b) the person driving or in actual physical control of the vehicle is found to be impaired to some degree—however slight—which renders him or her incapable of operating the vehicle safely.