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Hugo Lloris joined Tottenham Hotspur from Lyon in 2012
World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris has admitted being more than twice the drink-drive limit when he was stopped by police in central London.The Tottenham and France goalkeeper was charged following a routine patrol stop in Gloucester Place, Marylebone, in the early hours of 24 August.The 31-year-old, of East Finchley, pleaded guilty when he appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court.He was fined
He veered his car "towards parked vehicles" before correcting himself and went through a red light, prosecutor Henry Fitch said.When officers stopped the vehicle, they found vomit and said Lloris had to be helped from the car.
Lloris was the captain of France's 2018 World Cup-winning side
The court was told the Spurs goalkeeper provided a sample containing 80 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.The legal limit in England and Wales is 35 micrograms.David Sonn, defending, said Lloris had been dining in a restaurant where he was showered with drinks from fellow diners."On July 15 he was arguably the proudest man on the planet [having captained France to the World Cup victory]," Mr Sonn said."Just 40 days later, he was arrested. He experienced the indignity of being handcuffed and put in a police station overnight."The spectacular fall from grace is not lost on Mr Lloris," he said.The Spurs captain has been with the club since 2012.
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