Hugo Lloris, Tottenham goalkeeper has been banned from driving for 20 months and also fined after pleading guilty to a charge of drink-driving, British media reported on Wednesday.
The 31-year-old World Cup winning goalkeeper admitted being more than twice above the drink-drive limit of 35 micrograms when he was stopped by police in central London last month.
Lloris was fined 50,000 pounds ($65,130.00) at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
Prosecutor, Henry Fitch said police found Lloris in an unmarked car driving at 15mph in a 30mph zone.
The court heard that the goalkeeper veered his car “towards parked vehicles” before correcting himself and went through a red light.
David Sonn, defending, said the, “spectacular fall from grace” was not lost on Lloris.
“On July 15, he was arguably the proudest man on the planet (having captained France to a World Cup triumph),” Sonn was quoted as saying by the BBC.
“Just 40 days later, he was arrested. He experienced the indignity of being handcuffed and put in a police station overnight.”
After he was charged by the Metropolitan Police last month, the goalkeeper apolofised for the incident.