Spurs captain Hugo Lloris drove Porsche drunk in London


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.

Tottenham Hotspur's French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris leaves after attending Westminster Magistrates Court in central London on September 12, 2018.

He was charged following a routine patrol stop in Marylebone in the early hours of August 24.

The court was told the Spurs goalkeeper provided a sample containing 80 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

Henry Fitch, prosecuting, said that police in an unmarked auto spotted Lloris' vehicle driving at 15mph in a 30mph zone and veering "towards..."

They had to help the goalkeeper from his auto.

David Sonn, the lawyer representing the player in court, says "the spectacular fall from grace is not lost on Mr. Lloris".

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Lloris had previously said in a statement: "I wish to apologise wholeheartedly to my family, the club, my team-mates, the manager and all of the supporters". Police discovered vomit in the auto and Lloris had to be helped out.

"Drink-driving is completely unacceptable".

The 31-year-old Frenchman faces a large fine and an automatic driving ban following his guilty plea.

A team spokesman said before the sentencing that Tottenham were treating the entire matter "extremely seriously".

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

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.