How is the DUI suspect tested for alcohol level?
If a person is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, two tests are available: breathalyzer or blood. If a person is suspected of driving under the influence of drugs, two tests are available: blood or urine. Q: Do you have to consent to the tests? A: Nevada law says that a DUI suspect must choose between tests if asked to take one by a police officer having reasonable grounds to believe that he or she is under the influence. If the DUI suspect refuses to take a test, an officer may use reasonable force to obtain a blood sample from the suspect. Q: What if the person is not driving the car but is asleep in the car when an officer arrives? A: It is illegal to be in actual physical control of a car while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Many factors determine whether a person is in actual physical control, but some common ones are that the person is behind the wheel, has the keys in his or her possession, and must have driven the car to the location where the police