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A P.A.S. Test is a Field Sobriety Test

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V.C. 23612(a), (h);People v. Wilson (2003) 114 Cal.App.4th 953.

A chemical test for blood alcohol content is required by law if a person is lawfully arrested for driving under the influence. A PAS test is not the scientific equivalent of a chemical test to determine blood alcohol content and a significant difference exists between the two types of tests. A chemical test for blood alcohol content, administered under controlled circumstances and likely with more precise equipment, is more reliable than the PAS test, which is administered by a police officer in the field. A PAS test is a field sobriety test and is not the chemical test required by law to determine the alcohol content of the person’s blood.