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Lloris fined £50,000 after admitting drink-driving

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Video: Lloris appears in court on drink-driving charge (Reuters)

Tottenham Hotspurs' captain Hugo Lloris has been fined £50,000 and banned from driving for 20 months after admitting drink-driving. 

Lloris had vomit in his Porsche Panamera when he was stopped by officers on 24 August as he drove through Marylebone.

Lloris arrives in court where he admitted drink-driving © PA Lloris arrives in court where he admitted drink-driving The 31-year-old was doing 15mph in a 30mph zone and had veered his car "toward parked vehicles" before correcting himself.

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Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London to face a drink driving charge. © Press Association Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London to face a drink driving charge. The Frenchman provided a sample containing 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit in England and Wales is 35mg.

His lawyer David Soan said the "spectacular fall from grace" was not lost on the World Cup-winning goalkeeper.

His lawyer said the fall from grace was not lost on him © Sky News His lawyer said the fall from grace was not lost on him Before being pulled over, Lloris had been dining in a restaurant and was showered with drinks by fellow diners.

The officers who spotted Lloris were in an unmarked car and pulled him over as part of a routine stop.

They had to help the goalkeeper from his car.

Tottenham and France goal keeper Hugo Lloris arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville © Reuters Tottenham and France goal keeper Hugo Lloris arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville Lloris, who lives in East Finchley, signed for Spurs in 2012 and has made 209 appearances. He has kept 75 clean sheets.

He helped France to victory in the World Cup in the summer, as they beat Croatia 4-2 in the final.

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