Vomit in car, veering towards parked vehicles – Court hear details of Lloris’ drink driving

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Dom Le Roy

Hugo Lloris has admitted being more than twice the drink-drive limit when he was stopped by police in central London.

The Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper was charged following a routine patrol stop in Gloucester Place, Marylebone, in the early hours of 24 August.

Lloris who guided France to World Cup glory this summer pleaded guilty when he appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this morning.

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.

The court heard police in an unmarked car spotted Lloris’ Porsche Panamera driving at 15mph in a 30mph area.

He veered his car “towards parked vehicles” before correcting himself and drove 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.

He was fined £50,000 and banned from driving for 20 months.

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.

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