Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS)
Definition - What does Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) mean?
Preliminary alcohol screening (PAS) is a test used by law enforcement officers for an on the spot determination of the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of an individual suspected of driving under the influence (DUI). The test is performed using a handheld breath testing device, commonly known as a breathalyzer, that gives an immediate and fairly accurate measure of an individual’s BAC level.
Preliminary alcohol screening is also called preliminary breath test (PBT) or Point of Arrest (POA) testing.