France’s World Cup winning keeper Hugo Lloris has received a 20-month driving ban and a £50,000 fine for drink-driving after he appeared in court in London on Wednesday.
Tottenham’s number 1 was pulled over by officers in Marylebone in the early hours of 24 August as part of a routine patrol.
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He failed a roadside breathalyser test, then was taken to Charing Cross police station, where he spent around seven hours in custody. Lloris was released on police bail.
Lloris pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, where it was told he registered 80 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath in the police check.
The legal driving limit in England in a breathalyser test is 35 micrograms.
It was also said that he also suddenly changed the direction his car “towards parked vehicles” before correcting himself.
When police stopped him, they helped him out of the vehicle and found vomit. The keeper had been out at a restaurant.
He also called a taxi before deciding to cancel it and drive off in his Porsche instead.
Since the news came out, Lloris lost the respect of many supporters who expressed their disappointment in the keeper, some however debated whether the punishment should have been worse – take a look at the tweets on the next page.
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