As many already know, Arizona has some of the strictest DUI laws and the
some of the harshest penalties for those who break them. But, did you
know that drivers can also face heavy fines and serious penalties if caught
driving under the influence of marijuana? That’s right. Driving
high can land you with some severe consequences.
According to Nevada laws, a driver who is impaired by marijuana is subject
to the same consequences as those caught driving under the influence of alcohol.
This type of charge is called Nevada DUI Marijuana, NRS 484C.110. A person
can break this law if:
- The motorist has ingested an amount of marijuana that leaves the driver
incapable of driving safely or keeping physical control of the vehicle.
- The motorist’s blood contains two nanograms per milliliter of marijuana
or five nanograms per milliliter of marijuana metabolite.
- The motorist’s urine contains 10 nanograms per milliliter of marijuana
or 15 nanograms per milliliter of marijuana metabolite.
If a driver is swerving or has led a police officer to believe the driver
is impaired by a drugs or alcohol, the law enforcement officer may pull
over the driver and perform a normal breathalyzer test. If the driver
passes the breathalyzer test and the law enforcement officer still believes
the driver is operating a vehicle while impaired, the officer may suspect
the driver has ingested marijuana.
Law enforcement officers may believe a motorist is the influence of marijuana if:
- The driver has failed any of the field sobriety tests
- The motorist’s pupils are dilated
- The motorist smells like marijuana
- The driver is showing signs of short-term memory impairment
- The driver is experiencing body or eyelid tremors
- The motorist is acting overly uninhibited and relaxed
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