Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris fined £50,000 over drink-driving charge

Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris fined £50,000 over drink-driving charge

World Cup-winning France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been fined 50,000 pounds ($65,000) and banned from driving for 20 months for drunk driving.

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.

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.

According to Sky Sports, Prosecutor Henry Fitch said police in an unmarked auto spotted Lloris' vehicle driving at 30km in a 60km zone.

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

The 31-year-old Frenchman faces a large fine and an automatic driving ban following his guilty plea.

Vomit was found in the vehicle when Lloris was pulled over by the police.

He has also won more than 100 global caps and lifted the World Cup during the summer, after France beat Croatia 4-2 in the final.

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"Drink-driving is completely unacceptable, I take full responsibility for my actions and it is not the example I wish to set".

Lloris missed Tottenham's 2-1 defeat to Watford with the injury, as well as France's recent worldwide games against Germany and the Netherlands and he says he's not sure if he'll be fit for the match at Wembley at lunchtime on Saturday.

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

Mr Sonn also acknowledged his client's fall from grace after being arrested.

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