The first vehicle has been impounded under new legislation targeting repeat drink-drivers that came into force earlier this week.
Insp. Chris Cassidy said police charged a 46-year-old man with driving with a blood alcohol content in excess of 0.08 after pulling him over and breath testing him on Joondalup Drive in Joondalup early this morning.
Police issued the man with a driving disqualification notice, which prevented him from driving for two months from that time.
But he was again stopped by police about an hour later on Shenton Avenue and charged with driving with a blood alcohol content in excess of 0.05.
The second offence resulted in the man's vehicle being impounded for 28 days.
The legislation gives police the power to issue immediate two-month bans to drivers with a blood-alcohol reading of at least 0.08.
It also gives police the power to seize vehicles from repeat drink-drivers.The on-the-spot ban, which came into effect on Wednesday, closes a loophole that has allowed alleged drink-drivers to stay on the roads until they faced court.
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