Spurs Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris Banned For 20 Months
Tottenham’s goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, who had admitted being more than twice the drink-drive limit when he was stopped sometimes ago by police in central London, has been banned from driving for 20 months with a fine of £50,000.
The 31-year-old Frenchman, who captains the north London side, admitted a charge of drink driving at Westminster magistrates Court on Wednesday.
Lloris was driving his 2018-plate Porsche Panamera along Gloucester Place, Marylebone, on August 24 when he was pulled over during a routine stop by police.
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.
Prosecutor Henry Fitch said police in an unmarked car spotted Lloris’ vehicle driving at 15mph in a 30mph zone.
The court heard that the goalkeeper veered his car “towards parked vehicles” before correcting himself and went through a red light.
David Sonn, defending, said the, “spectacular fall from grace” was not lost on Lloris.
“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.
“Just 40 days later, he was arrested. He experienced the indignity of being handcuffed and put in a police station overnight.”