A man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving told police: “Lock me up I’ve had a box of Fosters.”
Owen Jones drove off from his Batley home following a row with his wife.
Police had attended at the address in Healey Gardens at just after 10pm on July 18.
Jones, who had earlier driven off in a Ford Ka, returned shortly afterwards and pulled up behind the officers’ car.
Vanessa Jones, prosecuting, told Kirklees magistrates: “He was very frank with the officers.
“He was saying: ‘Lock me up, I’m drink-driving – I’ve had a box of Fosters’.
“His breath smelt heavily of intoxicants and his speech was slurred.”
Jones, now of Leeman Road in York, was arrested and police station breath tests showed that he had 120 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
This was more than three times over the limit of 35 microgrammes.
Jones’ solicitor Jonathan Slawinski said that it was an extremely unusual case of drink-driving.
He told magistrates that his client soon returned to the house after realising that he was too dunk to drive.
Magistrates banned him from driving for 29 months.
Jones also has to pay £150 court charge, £85 costs and £60 victim surcharge.