Yes. Please also remember that the consequences for a commercial DUI in Nevada are often harsh.
1. What happens to a person’s commercial driver’s license after a DUI?
A first-time DUI by a commercial driver in Nevada carries a one-year-long suspension of his/her commercial driver’s license (CDL). However, the suspension is increased to three years if he/she was transporting hazardous materials at the time.1
Furthermore, any successive DUI by a commercial driver will cause his/her CDL to be suspended permanently. In other words, a second-time DUI can end someone’s career as a commercial driver in Nevada.2
Note that it does not matter whether the CDL-holder is driving a personal vehicle at the time of the DUI in Nevada. A commercial driver still stands to get his/her CDL suspended even if he/she drives drunk while off-duty and driving a non-commercial vehicle.
2. Will a commercial DUI affect a driver’s personal driver’s license?
Yes. Getting a commercial DUI will also cause the driver’s personal driver’s license to be suspended as well. Suspension times are as follows:
- a first-time DUI carries a 90-day suspension.
- a second-time DUI carries a year-long suspension.
- a third-time DUI carries a three-year-long suspension.3
Read more information about Nevada Commercial DUI Laws.
- NRS 484C.120.
- See same.
- See the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles website.