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Drinking alcoholic beverage while driving motor vehicle unlawful; open container of alcoholic beverage; additional penalty for violation committed in work zone. NRS 484.448

1. It is unlawful for a person to drink an alcoholic beverage while he is driving or in actual physical control of a motor vehicle upon a highway.

2. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, it is unlawful for a person to have an open container of an alcoholic beverage within the passenger area of a motor vehicle while the motor vehicle is upon a highway. This subsection does not apply to a motor vehicle which is designed, maintained or used primarily for the transportation of persons for compensation, or to the living quarters of a house coach or house trailer.

3. A person who violates any provision of this section may be subject to the additional penalty set forth in NRS a484.3667.

4. As used in this section:

(a) “Alcoholic beverage” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 202/015.

(b) “Open container” means a container which has been opened or the seal of which has been broken.

(c) “Passenger area” means that area of a vehicle which is designed for the seating of the driver or a passenger.

This Nevada statute pertains to drinking alcoholic beverages while driving a motor vehicle.
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