A driver was stopped by police and he exited his vehicle saying: “I’m drunk, arrest me now”.
Ryan Alan Robert Murphy (34), of Knock Road in Ballymoney, came to police attention at Ballymaconnelly Road near Rasharkin on June 1 this year.
Officers noticed a Peugeot car swerving over a white line, a prosecutor said.
The defendant had an alcohol in breath reading of 86 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit is 35mcgs.
A defence lawyer said the defendant came to police attention because he had left his indicator on for a period of time.
The lawyer said Murphy was deeply apologetic and losing his licence would mean he may have to consider his employment as he works as a welder in Garvagh and he would have travel difficulties.
At Coleraine Magistrates Court the defendant pleaded guilty to a charge of driving with excess alcohol in his breath.
District Judge Liam McNally said it was a serious offence and a “very high reading”.
The judge said the defendant had two previous drink related convictions from 15 years ago.
The defendant was given a four months jail term, suspended for two years, and banned from driving for two years.
He will have to re-sit his test before getting back on the road.