Nevada Assembly Passes Bill That Requires Stay in Jail for DUI

The Nevada Assembly recently passed legislation requiring people arrested for Nevada DUI to stay in jail 12 hours so their blood-alcohol content drops below the legal limit.

The author of the bill, Mark Manendo, said the intent is to keep people from leaving jail and endangering others while still intoxicated. He cited examples of people being released within hours of a DUI arrest who still had a BAC over twice the legal limit.

Though the legal limit for drunk driving in Nevada is .08, Manendo’s proposal calls for holding DUI offenders in jail until their BAC reaches .04.

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