The Honolulu Police Department’s commitment to
traffic safety includes the use of a preliminary
alcohol screening device (PASD) in accordance with
this directive and the PASD program.
Preliminary alcohol screening device (PASD): The
department-issued, portable, breath alcohol testing
device that conforms to the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) specifications.
PASD program manager: The officer assigned by the
Traffic Division’s commander to manage the department’s PASD program.
PASD element coordinator: The officer assigned
by the element commander to coordinate the PASD
program for that element. Each patrol district
and the Traffic Division shall designate a PASD
coordinator and provide the name of the coordinator
to the PASD program manager.
PASD operator: An officer trained and authorized
to conduct preliminary alcohol screenings using the PASD.
A. PASD Program Manager
1. The PASD program manager shall be responsible
for maintaining and calibrating all PASDs as well as
downloading and maintaining data from all of these units.
2. In addition, the PASD program manager shall
ensure that the PASD element coordinators comply
with accuracy checking and reporting requirements
established by the PASD manufacturer and program.
B. PASD Element Coordinator
Each PASD element coordinator shall, as soon as
practicable, inform the PASD program manager of
any PASD that is damaged, malfunctioning, lost,
stolen, or requires recalibration. The coordinator shall also:
1. Conduct accuracy checks on each PASD in
the element on a regular basis as established by
the PASD manufacturer and program;
2. Ensure that all issued PASDs fall within
the working parameters established by the manufacturer;
3. Submit an accuracy check report to the
PASD program manager within five calendar days
of checking the PASDs; and
4. Ensure that other maintenance measures
such as storage of the PASDs, memory checks,
and battery checks are adhered to as specified
by the PASD manufacturer and training.
Officers must successfully complete the
department-authorized PASD training to be
qualified as PASD operators.
Only PASD operators shall use the PASDs to
conduct preliminary alcohol screenings. The operators shall also:
A. Use only department-issued PASDs; and
B. Conduct screenings in accordance with the training they received.
The PASD may be used on persons who are suspected
of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant.
A. The standardized field sobriety test shall
be conducted prior to administering the PASD.
B. Before using the PASD, the PASD operator
shall read the admonition on the Preliminary Alcohol
Screening Report, HPD-424E form, to the subject.
The subject’s initials that acknowledge the admonition
must be obtained on the form to proceed with the
administering of the PASD test.
C. Before obtaining the breath sample, the
operator shall observe the subject for a deprivation
period of at least 15 minutes. Also, the form shall
be filled completely to include the following information:
1. Device number;
2. Device temperature;
3. Test time;
4. Test number;
5. Test results;
6. Method used to obtain the breath sample; and
7. Strength of the breath.
D. The PASD results can be used to
augment, but not be the only element for, the
establishment of probable cause.
Each element with PASDs shall be responsible for
maintaining its own supply of mouthpieces and accuracy check gas tanks.