Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris fined for drunk driving

  • Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris fined for drunk driving

Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris fined for drunk driving

Lloris, who was this week fined £50,000 (A$91,140) and handed a 20-month ban after pleading guilty to drink-driving, had hoped to be fit to face Liverpool but a statement on Tottenham's official website confirmed he is expected to be out for "several weeks".

The World Cup victor was stopped in his Porsche Panamera by police in the early hours of August 24 and provided a sample containing 80 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, more than twice the legal limit in England and Wales.

The 31-year-old, of East Finchley, pleaded guilty when he appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

The Porsche "veered towards parked vehicles, almost clipping them, before correcting itself", said prosecutor Henry Fitch.

The Spurs captain had to be helped from his £65,000 Porsche Panamera by police who stopped him a month after he had led France to World Cup victory. And the court said the France captain provided a sample containing 80 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

"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. "I made a mistake and now I need to pay". "He made a first mistake - he chose to drive".

By 2am, he was "completely drunk", said Mr Sonn, who added that, when a taxi cancelled on him, he made the "unwise decision" to drive home.

He told RMC Sport: "Do I have a return date?"

Lloris became a World Cup victor with France over the summer, starring in every match on their road to glory in Russian Federation.

Tottenham are fifth in the Premier League after they lost 2-1 to Watford, while Liverpool are top, having won all four games.

She said: "This is a very serious offence, as you know".

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.