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Statutes > Nebraska > Chapter60 > 60-4_164

60-4,164. Alcoholic liquor; implied consent to submit to chemical tests; refusal or failure; penalty; officer; report.(1) Any person who operates or is in the actual physical control of a commercial motor vehicle upon a highway in this state shall be deemed to have given his or her consent to submit to a chemical test or tests of his or her blood or breath for the purpose of determining the amount of alcoholic content in his or her blood or breath.(2) Any law enforcement officer who has been duly authorized to make arrests for violations of traffic laws of this state or of ordinances of any city or village who, after stopping or detaining the operator of any commercial motor vehicle, has reasonable grounds to believe that the operator was driving or in the actual physical control of a commercial motor vehicle while having any alcoholic liquor in his or her body may require such operator to submit to a chemical test or tests of his or her blood or breath for the purpose of determining the alcoholic content of such blood or breath.(3) Any law enforcement officer who has been duly authorized to make arrests for violations of traffic laws of this state or of ordinances of any city or village may require any person who operates or has in his or her actual physical control a commercial motor vehicle upon a highway in this state to submit to a preliminary breath test of his or her breath for alcoholic content if the officer has reasonable grounds to believe that such person has any alcoholic liquor in his or her body, has committed a moving traffic violation, or has been involved in a traffic accident. Any such person who refuses to submit to a preliminary breath test shall be placed under arrest and shall be guilty of a Class V misdemeanor. Any person arrested for refusing to submit to a preliminary breath test or any person who submits to a preliminary breath test the results of which indicate the presence of any alcoholic liquor in such person's body may, upon the direction of a law enforcement officer, be required to submit to a chemical test or tests of his or her blood or breath for a determination of the alcoholic content.(4) Any person operating or in the actual physical control of a commercial motor vehicle who submits to a chemical test or tests of his or her blood or breath which discloses the presence of any alcoholic liquor in his or her body shall be placed out of service for twenty-four hours by the law enforcement officer.(5) Any person operating or in the actual physical control of a commercial motor vehicle who refuses to submit to a chemical test or tests of his or her blood or breath or any person operating or in the actual physical control of a commercial motor vehicle who submits to a chemical test or tests of his or her blood or breath which discloses an alcoholic concentration of: (a) Four-hundredths of one gram or more by weight of alcohol per one hundred milliliters of his or her blood or (b) four-hundredths of one gram or more by weight of alcohol per two hundred ten liters of his or her breath shall be placed out of service for twenty-four hours by the law enforcement officer, and the officer shall forward to the director a sworn report. The report shall state that the person was operating or in the actual physical control of a commercial motor vehicle, was requested to submit to the required chemical test or tests, and refused to submit to the required chemical test or tests or submitted to the required chemical test or tests and possessed an alcohol concentration at or in excess of that specified by this subsection.(6) Any person involved in a commercial motor vehicle accident in this state may be required to submit to a chemical test or tests of his or her blood or breath by any law enforcement officer if the officer has reasonable grounds to believe that such person was driving or was in actual physical control of a commercial motor vehicle on a highway in this state while under the influence of alcoholic liquor at the time of the accident. A person involved in a commercial motor vehicle accident subject to the implied consent law of this state shall not be deemed to have withdrawn consent to submit to a chemical test or tests of his or her blood or breath by reason of leaving this state. If the person refuses a test or tests under this section and leaves the state for any reason following an accident, he or she shall remain subject to this section upon return. SourceLaws 1989, LB 285, § 114; Laws 1992, LB 872, § 6; Laws 1993, LB 191, § 2; Laws 1996, LB 323, § 6.