Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris pleads guilty to drink driving charge

Demari Gray England

Demari Gray England

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been banned from driving for 20 months and fined £50,000 after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

Lloris, 31, who is captain of both Spurs and the French national team, admitted to drink driving at Westminster magistrates' court this morning.

But Lloris's dream turned into a nightmare when his Porsche was pulled over for a routine stop in central London at 2:20am on August 24.

According to official court papers, the France star was stopped with 80 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath - more than double the legal limit of 35mg.

The court heard police in an unmarked vehicle spotted Lloris' Porsche Panamera driving at 15mph in a 30mph zone.

Inside, the details of the case were heard, where it was reported that Lloris had "vomited" and "had to be helped from his car" after being stopped by police.

"On July 15 he was arguably the proudest man on the planet (having captained France to a World Cup triumph)", Sonn was quoted as saying by the BBC.

"I made a mistake, I have to accept it". He experienced the indignity of being handcuffed and put in a police station overnight.

He did not make the squad for Spurs' last league match, a 2-1 defeat at Watford, on September 2, but played in a 3-0 victory at Manchester United just less than four days after his arrest.

"I wish to apologise wholeheartedly to my family, the club, my teammates, the manager and all of the supporters", Lloris had earlier said in a statement.

Last season, Jürgen Klopp's side was beaten 4-1 at Wembley Stadium and although that result acted as a springboard for the rest of the season, the manager will be hoping to win and continue the ideal start to the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.

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