Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Hugo Lloris: Tottenham goalkeeper admits drink-driving

Hugo Lloris: Tottenham goalkeeper admits drink-driving

Tottenham's captain admitted being more than twice the drink drive when police stopped his Porsche Panamera in London at 2am on August 24.

Hugo Lloris arrived at Westminster Magistrates' Court this morning to face up to his drink-driving charge.

"Prosecutor Henry Fitch said later that night police in an unmarked auto spotted Lloris' vehicle driving at 15mph in a 30mph zone", a report from the Daily Mail states. They found vomit in the auto after stopping him.

"The spectacular fall from grace is not lost on Mr Lloris", he said.

"I wish to apologise wholeheartedly to my family, the club, my team-mates, the manager and all of the supporters".

Westminster Magistrates' Court heard officers spotted vomit in the auto, which was carrying an unnamed passenger, while Lloris, of East Finchley in north London, had to be helped from the vehicle.

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France's World Cup-winning goalkeeper Hugo Lloris avoided jail but received a 20-month driving ban and a £50,000 ($65,000) fine on Wednesday for drink-driving in central London.

He has also won more than 100 global caps and lifted the World Cup eight weeks ago after France beat Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow. "He made a first mistake - he chose to drive".

A team spokesman said before the sentencing that Tottenham were treating the entire matter "extremely seriously".

Lloris, of East Finchley, spent a night in a cell at Charing Cross police station after failing a breath test in Marylebone.

Lloris was spectacular during the World Cup and gave up no goals in either France's tough quarter-final match-up against Uruguay or their semi-final against a unsafe Belgium side.

Lloris, who joined Spurs from Olympique Lyonnais in 2012, apologised for the incident after he was charged by the Metropolitan Police last month.

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