Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris pleads guilty to drink driving charge

Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris pleads guilty to drink driving charge

Tottenham's World Cup-winning goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been fined £50,000 after admitting being more than twice the drink-drive limit when stopped by police in central London.

The France worldwide attended a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday after he was stopped by police on August 24.

The court was told the Spurs goalkeeper provided a sample containing 80 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

Outlining the case, prosecutor Henry Fitch said: "Shortly before 2.20am, officers were on patrol in an unmarked vehicle when their attention was drawn to a Porsche - it was moving strangely and doing 15mph in a 30mph zone". They found vomit in the vehicle after stopping him.

David Sonn, defending, said Lloris' "spectacular fall from grace was not lost" on the goalkeeper.

Lloris now faces the prospect of a lengthy ban and a significant fine based on his earnings at Tottenham.

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When cops pulled him over, "Officers observed his speech was slurred, he was helped from the vehicle by an officer, he was unstable on his feet, and there was evidence of vomit at the scene".

"Just 40 days later, he was arrested".

He apologised for his actions in a statement on the same day: "I wish to apologise wholeheartedly to my family, the club, my teammates, the manager and all of the supporters". He experienced the indignity of being handcuffed and put in a police station overnight.

"Drink-driving is completely unacceptable".

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

Lloris has made 256 appearances with Tottenham since joining from the French club Lyon in 2012.

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