France captain Lloris banned from driving for 20 months


Captain of the French team that won the World Cup in Russian Federation in July, Hugo Lloris was condemned by a judge in court on Wednesday for failing a breath test, and was subsequently banned from driving for the next 20 months.

Lloris is the French national team captain but Lollichon, a fellow Frenchman, has called the Spurs shot-stopper "overrated".

But Lloris's dream turned into a nightmare when his Porsche was pulled over for a routine stop in central London at 2:20am on August 24.

He provided a sample containing 80 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, with the legal limit in England and Wales being 35 microgrammes.

The incident occured when the Spurs stopper was pulled over for a routine check at 2.20am in Gloucester Park, after being spotted "veering his auto towards parked vehicles" and driving 15mph in a 30mph zone.

They had to help the goalkeeper from his auto.

If he pleads guilty, he faces a driving ban and a hefty fine based on his earnings.

"I wish to apologise wholeheartedly to my family, the club, my teammates, the manager and all of the supporters", Lloris had earlier said in a statement.

"Drink-driving is completely unacceptable".

Vomit was found in the auto when Lloris was pulled over by the police.

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

He said: "On July 15 he was arguably the proudest man on the planet - having captained France to the World Cup victory". I made a mistake. He experienced the indignity of being handcuffed and put in a police station overnight.

Mr Sonn also acknowledged his client's fall from grace after being arrested. Spurs are now fifth in the Premier League table.

Lloris, of East Finchley, north London, signed for Spurs from Lyon in 2012, making 209 appearances in the Premier League and keeping 75 clean sheets.