From: PerthNow December 22, 2009 4:07PM
A POLICE constable will face court on a drink driving charge after allegedly blowing over the limit a day after the launch of the Christmas road safety blitz.
The serving officer was off duty when he was stopped by police on Trappers Drive in Woodvale on December 18.
The 29-year-old was charged with driving under the influence and has been stood down from operational duties.
He is due to appear in Joondalup Magistrates Court on February 1.
The officer was among the first alleged drink drivers to be caught in the Christmas blitz, Operation Octopus.
Police have received extra funding to target drivers who drink and take back streets home.
The launch of the operation coincided with the calls from Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan for drink drivers to lose their licence for life after a second offence.