Tottenham Hotspurs Captain Hugo Lloris hit with 'drunk-driving' charge


Tottenham Hotspurs Captain Hugo Lloris hit with 'drunk-driving' charge

Lloris admitted being more than twice over the drink-drive limit when his auto was stopped by police in London last month.

France's World Cup-winning Captain Hugo Lloris has been banned from driving for 20 months and fined after pleading guilty to a charge of drink-driving, British media reported on Wednesday.

Police pulled over the Tottenham and France goalkeeper, 31, in his 2018-plate Porsche Panamera when he was found travelling 15mph in a 30mph zone in Marylebone.

The court heard that the French player provided a sample containing 80mcg of alcohol per 100ml; the legal limit in England and Wales is 35mcg.

The 31-year-old was doing 15mph in a 30mph zone and had veered his auto "toward parked vehicles" before correcting himself.

They had to help the goalkeeper from his auto.

Lloris had previously said in a statement: "I wish to apologise wholeheartedly to my family, the club, my team-mates, the manager and all of the supporters".

When police stopped the vehicle, they discovered vomit and said Lloris had to be helped from the auto.

"Drink-driving is completely unacceptable". He had initially booked a taxi but it cancelled, prompting Lloris to drive - something described by Mr Sonn as "the first of a number of unwise decisions".

The attorney also said, "On July 15 he was arguably the proudest man on the planet".

"Forty days later, he was arrested in central London", said the lawer. "I made a mistake, I have to accept it".

He did not make the squad for Spurs' last league match, a 2-1 defeat at Watford, on September 2.

She said: "This is a very serious offence, as you know. The spectacular fall from grace is not lost on Mr. Lloris".

Lloris, who lives in East Finchley, signed for Spurs in 2012 and has made 209 appearances.



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