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Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 31, ‘was more than twice the drink-drive limit when spotted by police’
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 31, ‘was more than twice the drink-drive limit when police stopped him in his new £65,000 Porsche’
- Spurs and France captain was ‘more than twice the drink-drive limit’ last month
- World Cup-winning captain said his behaviour was ‘completely unacceptable’
- The 31-year-old international, who lives in a £5.9million in Finchley, north London, lifted the World Cup as France captain this summer
Tottenham FC’s captain Hugo Lloris was more than twice the drink-drive limit when police stopped him driving his new £65,000 Porsche in central London last month.
The goalkeeper drove his powerful dark grey four-litre Panamera sports car in Marylebone, central London with 80 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than double the legal limit of 35mg, official court papers reveal.
The 31-year-old international, who lives in a £5.9million in Finchley, north London, lifted the World Cup as France captain this summer.
Hugo Lloris has been charged with drink driving after being pulled over
Lloris ate dinner in Dover Street (bottom) and was pulled over at Gloucester Place (top)
He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on September 12.
Lloris was caught at 2.10am by officers carrying out a routine stop and charged later the same day.
He may now loose his Tottenham captaincy. Harry Kane, who captained England in the World Cup, is a ready replacement to take over should it come to that.
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After being arrested, Lloris, who is paid £150,000 a week, was taken to Charing Cross police station. It is believed he spent seven hours in custody before being formally charged and released on bail.
He previously said: ‘I wish to apologise wholeheartedly to my family, the club, my team-mates, the manager and all of the supporters.
‘Drink-driving is completely unacceptable, I take full responsibility for my actions and it is not the example I wish to set.’
Hugo Lloris (right) went out with his World Cup-winning France team-mates Laurent Koscielny (left) and Olivier Giroud (centre) on the night in Bagatelle restaurant in Mayfair
Lloris celebrated winning the World Cup with his daughters Anna-Rose (right) and Giuliana
A Tottenham spokesperson said: ‘The club takes matters such as this extremely seriously and it will be dealt with internally.’
The Metropolitan Police confirmed: ‘Hugo Lloris has been charged with drink-driving following a routine patrol stop in Gloucester Place. He has been bailed to return to Westminster Magistrates’ Court on September 11.’
He was originally bailed to appear in court on September 11, but this has been put-back 24 hours at the request of his solicitor.
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