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Hugo Lloris arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in London. Photo: Reuters

Hugo Lloris arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in London. Photo: Reuters

Hugo Lloris arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in London. Photo: Reuters

World Cup-winning goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was "lucky" not to knock down pedestrians when driving erratically at the end of an evening in which he was "showered with drinks" at a restaurant, a court has heard.

The 31-year-old Frenchman was spotted veering" across Gloucester Place in central London in a €200,000 Porsche Panamera, doing 24kph in a 48kph zone and going through a red light in the early hours of August 24.

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Westminster Magistrates' Court heard officers saw vomit in the car, which was carrying an unnamed passenger, while Lloris had to be helped from the vehicle.

The Spurs player pleaded guilty to being two times the legal limit and was fined £50,000 (€56,000) and banned for 20 months.

Magistrate Amanda Barron said: "It was pure luck that you did not cause damage to other vehicles or pedestrians."

Lloris' solicitor said: "By 2am he was completely drunk. At that moment he should have left the vehicle where it was."


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