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

Terms Used In Nevada Revised Statutes 484B.150

  • person: means a natural person, any form of business or social organization and any other nongovernmental legal entity including, but not limited to, a corporation, partnership, association, trust or unincorporated organization. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.039

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) The passenger area of a motor vehicle which is designed, maintained or used primarily for the transportation of persons for compensation; or

(b) The living quarters of a house coach or house trailer, but does apply to the driver of such a motor vehicle who is in possession or control of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

3.  A person who violates any provision of this section may be subject to any additional penalty set forth in NRS 484B.130 or 484B.135.

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.