World Cup winner Lloris fined $65,000 for drunk driving

Heather Diaz
September 13, 2018

World Cup-winning goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was "lucky" not to knock down pedestrians or damage cars when driving "erratically" at the end of an evening in which he was "showered with drinks" at a restaurant, a court has heard.

Hugo Lloris arrived at Westminster Magistrates' Court this morning to face up to his drink-driving charge.

The Daily Mail tabloid said Lloris registered 100 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath in a police check. They found vomit in the vehicle after stopping him.

"On 15th of July, he was the proudest man of the planet", attorney David Sonn said in reference to the day Lloris and his France team lifted the World Cup trophy in Moscow.

He apologised for his actions in a statement on the same day: "I wish to apologise wholeheartedly to my family, the club, my teammates, the manager and all of the supporters". Police officers found vomit in the vehicle.

"Drink-driving is completely unacceptable".

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He has also won more than 100 worldwide caps and lifted the World Cup eight weeks ago after France beat Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow. He experienced the indignity of being handcuffed and put in a police station overnight.

He did not make the squad for Spurs' last league match, a 2-1 defeat at Watford on September 2, due to injury.

Mr Sonn also acknowledged his client's fall from grace after being arrested.

He said a taxi which had booked cancelled so Lloris made "the first of a number of unwise decisions" and chose to drive home.

Lloris has made 256 appearances with Tottenham since joining from the French club Lyon in 2012.

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