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Sunday 23 September 2018

Lloris banned and fined for drink-driving

BANNED: Hugo Lloris. Pic: PA
BANNED: Hugo Lloris. Pic: PA

Tottenham's World Cup-winning goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has admitted being more than twice the drink-drive limit when he was stopped in the early hours by police in central London.

The 31-year-old Frenchman, who captains the north London side, admitted a charge of drink driving at Westminster magistrates Court on yesterday. He was fined £50,000 and banned from driving for 20 months.

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.

The court heard the goalkeeper had been dining in a restaurant and was showered with drinks from fellow diners.

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