An Auckland police officer has been charged with driving at more than twice the legal alcohol limit.

Dean Alexander Wakelin, whose occupation is listed as police officer on the court charge sheet, allegedly drove with a breath alcohol reading of 829 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath. The legal limit for an adult is 400 micrograms.

The 31-year-old appeared before a registrar at Auckland District Court this morning where he was given disclosure documents and remanded without plea while he seeks legal advice.

Wakelin, who is registered as living in the central Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn, will reappear in court next month.