(MIRROR) — A drunken vicar who crashed his car while three times the limit threatened to kill police who arrested him saying: “I know the IRA”.

Irish church minister Lee Stephens, 31, injured two young children when he ploughed into a family car after downing shots and beer.

He then assaulted a female paramedic before spitting at a policeman and punching him twice in the leg.

Married dad-of-two Stephens, who has now been kicked out of the church, said: “I am a pastor – let me go or you will lose your jobs.

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