France captain Hugo Lloris avoids jail, gets fine for drunk-driving

Sep 13, 2018, 09:19 IST | AFP

The legal driving limit in England in a breathalyser test is 35 microgrammes. Hugo Lloris spent seven hours in a cell that night before returning home on foot

France captain Hugo Lloris avoids jail, gets fine for drunk-driving
Hugo Lloris

France's World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris avoided jail, but received a 20-month driving ban and a £50,000 ($65,000) fine yesterday for drunk-driving in central London.

The Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper had earlier called his behaviour unacceptable and received a lighter sentence from a judge who could have locked up the star for six months. "On July 15, he was the proudest man of the planet," attorney David Sonn said in reference to the day Lloris and his France team lifted the World Cup trophy in Moscow.

"Forty days later, he was arrested in central London," said the lawyer. "Today he apologises to the court." Lloris Porsche was pulled over for a routine stop in central London at 2:20am on August 24. Lloris registered 100 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath in a police check. The legal driving limit in England in a breathalyser test is 35 microgrammes. Lloris spent seven hours in a cell that night before returning home on foot.

His lawyer said Lloris knew he should not have been driving and had called a cab. "He had booked a taxi but unfortunately the taxi cancelled at the last minute," Sonn said. "He made a first mistake – he decided to drive."

Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Dipika Pallikal and Dinesh Karthik's love story: All you need to know

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK