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Lloris pleads guilty for DUI charge

Posted: 12 September 2018 Time: 16:00

The punishment of 2018 FIFA World-Cup winning captain Hugo Lloris has been confirmed after he pleaded guilty of being double over the legal limit on his drunk driving charge.

Lloris, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of drink-driving at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday and admitted being more than twice the drink-drive limit when he was stopped in the early hours on August 24.

Lloris, who captained France to World Cup glory in Russia was driving his 2018-plate Porsche Panamera along Gloucester Place, Marylebone, when he was pulled over during a routine stop by police.

The court heard Lloris provided a sample containing 80 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit in England and Wales is 35 microgrammes.

According to Sky Sports, Prosecutor Henry Fitch said police in an unmarked car spotted Lloris' vehicle driving at 30km in a 60km zone.

He also veered his car 'towards parked vehicles', before correcting himself.

When police stopped the vehicle, they discovered vomit and said Lloris had to be helped from the car.

As such, Lloris has been fined £50,000 (R980k) and banned from driving for 20 months since pleading guilty for the charges made against him.
Article by: Staff Reporter

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