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World Cup winner Lloris fined $65,000 for drunk driving

/ 08:00 PM September 12, 2018

English soccer team Tottenham Hotspur’s French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris arrives at Westminster magistrates court to answer a charge of a drinking and driving offense, in London, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

LONDON — World Cup-winning France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been fined 50,000 pounds ($65,000) and banned from driving for 20 months for drunk driving.

The Tottenham goalkeeper was pulled by over by police in central London last month when his Porsche was veering toward parked vehicles before going through a red light. Police discovered vomit in the car and Lloris had to be helped out.

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Lloris, who was in goal when France beat Croatia in the World Cup final, admitted to the charge of drunk driving during a London court appearance on Wednesday.

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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