PBT devices provide an estimate of blood alcohol concentration and are an essential tool used in the detection and removal of impaired drivers. The PBT unit can also enable the officer to rule out alcohol as the cause of impairment and determine drugs as a possible cause. The PBT should be a standard tool for each officer; instead there are stations that have none, share one, or have a few shared among many officers. To date, the Trooper Iwaniec Memorial Foundation has donated over 1,600 PBTs throughout the Commonwealth.
Each year the foundation sponsors a 5K/10K Race at Saint Vincent College in April and a Sporting Clay Event at Nemacolin Woodlands Shooting Academy in September. All profits go to the purchase of PBTs for state and local law enforcement officers.