A DRINK driver stopped by police told the officers his name was Jesus Christ and he lived in the house of God.

Blackburn magistrates heard Andrew McGee also said he hadn't been drinking despite giving a roadside reading nearly four times the legal limit.

McGee, 37, of Preston New Road, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen for analysis.

He was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison suspended for 12 months, with six months alcohol treatment requirement and 10 days rehabilitation activity requirement.

He was banned from driving for 30 months and ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said police were given information about a possible drink driver.

They saw McGee drive away from the petrol station on the A59 at Barrow on the wrong side of the road and stopped the vehicle.

When they spoke to McGee his speech was slurred and he was mumbling.

After telling police he was Jesus he said he wanted to drive home and go to sleep.

He also said he was a pizza delivery man and wanted to go to work.

Miss Allan said he gave a roadside breathalyser reading of 138 against the legal limit of 35.

"When he was arrested he said all police were paedophiles and claimed he had had nothing to drink and didn't drink at all," said Miss Allan.

"At the police station he refused to provide an evidential sample."

Gareth Price, defending, said his client accepted his driving had been impaired.

“He was not confrontational or aggressive but clearly didn’t provide proper details,” said Mr Price.