Spurs captain Hugo Lloris fined and banned after admitting drink driving

Spurs captain Hugo Lloris fined and banned after admitting drink driving

France national team goalie Hugo Lloris pled guilty to drunken driving on Wednesday in a British court.

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was more than twice the drink-drive limit when he was stopped by police in central London.

He veered his auto "towards parked vehicles" before correcting himself and went through a red light, prosecutor Henry Fitch said.

The officers who spotted Lloris were in an unmarked vehicle and pulled him over as part of a routine stop.

The London court also imposed a fine of 50,000 pounds (56,000 euros) on the Tottenham goalkeeper.

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

Few expect Lloris to go to jail over his first drink-driving offence in England - but his club have promised to treat the entire matter "extremely seriously".

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"This kind of risky behaviour is selfish, illegal and puts lives at risk".

Lloris had supper in a French-mediterranean restaurant in the Mayfair district, in the company of two other French players who evolve in London, namely the attacker Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) and defender Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal).

"I've spoken with him, he realises his mistake and he's sorry for it", said Deschamps.

"On July 15, he was arguably the proudest man on the planet (having captained France to World Cup victory)", Mr Sonn said.

Lloris, of East Finchley, spent a night in a cell at Charing Cross police station after failing a breath test in Marylebone.

His club, for whom Lloris has made more than 200 league appearances since signing in 2012, also declined to comment.

"This kind of risky behaviour is selfish, illegal and puts lives at risk".

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