Tottenham’s World Cup-winning goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, has admitted being more than twice the drink-drive limit when police in central London stopped him in the early hours.
The 31-year-old Frenchman, who captains the north London side, admitted a charge of drink driving at Westminster magistrates court on Wednesday. He was fined £50,000 and banned from driving for 20 months.
Lloris was driving his 2018-plate Porsche Panamera along Gloucester Place, Marylebone, on August 24 when police pulled him over during a routine stop.
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.
Prosecutor, Henry Fitch, said police in an unmarked car spotted Lloris’ vehicle driving at 15mph in a 30mph zone. He also veered his car “towards parked vehicles” before correcting himself.
When police stopped the vehicle, they discovered vomit and said Lloris had to be helped from the car.