Spurs ‘keeper and East Finchley resident Hugo Lloris banned and slapped with £50,000 fine in drink-driving ‘fall from grace’
PUBLISHED: 11:15 12 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:55 12 September 2018
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Spurs goalkeeper, World Cup winner and East Finchley resident Hugo Lloris admitted to being drunk, more than twice the drink-drive limit, when he was stopped in the early hours by police in central London.
Lloris, 31, who remains club captain at Spurs pleaded guilty to the drink driving charge at Westminster magistrates Court this morning where he was fined £50,000 and banned from driving for 20 months.
He had been stopped by police at the wheel of his brand new Porsche Panamera on Gloucester Place, Marylebone, on August 24.
The court heard Lloris provided a sample containing 80 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit in England and Wales is 35 microgrammes.
The player’s club are expected to add to his woes with a £250,000 fine of their own over the incident.
Prosecutor Henry Fitch said police in an unmarked car spotted Lloris’ vehicle driving at 15mph in a 30mph zone.
He also veered his car “towards parked vehicles” before correcting himself.
When police stopped the vehicle, they discovered vomit and said Lloris had to be helped from the car.
Defending, David Sonn said Lloris’ “spectacular fall from grace was not lost” on the goalkeeper.
The court heard the goalkeeper had been dining in a restaurant and was showered with drinks from fellow diners.
Lloris, wearing a dark suit and no tie, was flanked by two members of his entourage as he made his way from his vehicle into the court, confronted by dozens of photographers and video journalists.
Lloris signed for Spurs from Lyon in 2012, making 209 appearances in the Premier League and keeping 75 clean sheets.
He has also won more than 100 international caps and lifted the World Cup during the summer, after France beat Croatia 4-2 in the final.
He did not make the squad for Spurs’ last league match, a 2-1 defeat at Watford, on September 2.