Hugo Lloris fined £50,000 after admitting drink-driving

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Lloris admitted being more than twice over the drink-drive limit when his vehicle was stopped by police in London last month.

Sentencing Lloris, magistrate Amanda Barron said the fine represented the seriousness of the offence as well as the goalkeeper's financial means - though details of his salary were not disclosed in court. The legal limit in England and Wales is 35 micrograms. Vomit was discovered within the auto, and Lloris had to be helped from the vehicle by officers.

Lloris had previously said in a statement: "I wish to apologise wholeheartedly to my family, the club, my team-mates, the manager and all of the supporters". "I take full responsibility for my actions and it is not the example I wish to set".

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"Forty days later, he was arrested in central London", said the lawer.

Lloris was charged with a single count of drink driving and appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning. They found vomit in the auto after stopping him.

For the defence, David Sonn said Lloris' "spectacular fall from grace was not lost" on the goalkeeper. "But, as Mr Lloris pointed out to me, it is when you're drunk you're likely to make mistakes - that was to drive home".

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The married father of two looked stoic and dressed impeccably in a dark suit and blue shirt as he made his way in silence through a crush of reporters into the courtroom.

He did not make the squad for Spurs' last league match, a 2-1 defeat at Watford, on September 2.

France coach Didier Deschamps attributed his 'keeper's absence to a thigh injury and gave Lloris his wholehearted support. Spurs are now fifth in the Premier League table.

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Lloris, who lives in East Finchley, signed for Spurs in 2012 and has made 209 appearances.