Soccer's Hugo Lloris Pleads Guilty to Drunk Driving After Pukey Arrest

Hugo Lloris privé de permis pendant 20 mois

Soccer's Hugo Lloris Pleads Guilty to Drunk Driving After Pukey Arrest

Tottenham keeper Lloris, 31, was charged and bailed following a routine patrol stop in the early hours of August 24.

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

He nearly hit several parked cars and then ran a red light. Vomit was discovered within the auto, and Lloris had to be helped from the vehicle by officers.

As well as being banned for 20 months he was fined £50,000.

When sentencing, the magistrate said the fine represented the seriousness of the offence as well as the goalkeeper's financial means. Not only were you putting your own life at risk but also that of your passenger. The legal limit in England and Wales is 35mcg.

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

"He had booked a taxi but unfortunately the taxi cancelled at the last minute", Sonn said.

"Just 40 days later, he was arrested".

His lawyer David Soan said the "spectacular fall from grace" was not lost on the World Cup-winning goalkeeper.

Lloris was spectacular during the World Cup and gave up no goals in either France's tough quarter-final match-up against Uruguay or their semi-final against a risky Belgium side.

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

Lloris signed for Spurs from Lyon in 2012 and has made 209 appearances in the Premier League, keeping 75 clean sheets.

"We expect the captain of Tottenham Hotspur and his national team to be setting a good example, not flouting the law in such a manner".

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