This course is an eight-hour POST certified curriculum focusing on the Preliminary Alcohol Screening-PAS device. It is designed to teach the individual officer/employee how to operate and calibrate the device along with extensive instruction in courtroom testimony and the legal challenges to the PAS.
This course is designed for Intoximeter, Lifecloc and Drager devices.
Students will need to bring the PAS Device to the class along with their accuracy/calibration equipment (e.g. dry gas or wet bath solution). The equipment is necessary to pass the profiency aspect of this course.
The History of the Preliminary Alcohol Screening device
Introduction to Fuel-Cell Technology of the PAS
Technical Components of the PAS
Initial Screening and Confirmation Test
Accuracy Checks and the Calibration Station
PAS Testing and Documentation
Repair and Maintenance
Legal Issues and Admissibility of the PAS in Court
Courtroom Testimony and Case Law Review