France captain Lloris banned from driving for 20 months

Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray

Tottenham Hotspur's French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris leaves after attending Westminster Magistrates Court in central London on September 12, 2018.

An unmarked police auto had spotted Lloris - who captained Les Bleus to World Cup glory in Russian Federation on July 15 - as he drove his Porsche Panamera in the early hours, with prosecutor Henry Fitch claiming the player went through a red light before being stopped.

He provided a sample containing 80 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, with the legal limit in England and Wales being 35 microgrammes.

Prosecutor Henry Fitch said police in an unmarked auto spotted Lloris' vehicle driving at 15mph in a 30mph zone.

They had to help the goalkeeper from his vehicle. "The spectacular fall from grace is not lost on Mr Lloris".

"Drink-driving is completely unacceptable". Police discovered vomit in the vehicle and Lloris had to be helped out. He had initially booked a taxi but it cancelled, prompting Lloris to drive - something described by Mr Sonn as "the first of a number of unwise decisions".

He was fined £50,000 and banned from driving for 20 months.

Lloris has been sidelined for the last few weeks with a thigh injury, meaning he missed Spurs's 2-1 defeat to Watford and France's Uefa Nations League games against Germany and the Netherlands. "He made a first mistake - he chose to drive". Spurs are now fifth in the Premier League table.

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

Lloris, who lives in East Finchley, signed for Spurs in 2012 and has made 209 appearances.



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