Lloris handed driving ban, fined after pleading guilty in court

Hugo Lloris has been banned from driving for 20 months and fined £50,000 after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

The Tottenham and France goalkeeper attended a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday after he was stopped by police on August 24.

The court was told the 31-year-old provided a sample containing 80 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, more than twice the legal limit in England and Wales.

An unmarked police car had spotted Lloris – who captained Les Bleus to World Cup glory in Russia on July 15 - as he drove his Porsche Panamera in the early hours, with prosecutor Henry Fitch claiming the player went through a red light before being stopped.

David Sonn, defending, said Lloris had been dining in a restaurant where he received drinks from fellow diners.

"On July 15 he was arguably the proudest man on the planet [after France's World Cup triumph]," 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.

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