Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has apologised ‘wholeheartedly’ after being charged with drink driving after failing a breathalyser test at 2.30am in central London.
It had been reported that Hugo Lloris was arrested for drink driving in the early hours of Friday morning. The Tottenham goalkeeper has been ordered to appear at Westminster magistrates court on September 11, according to reports.
The France goalkeeper, a World Cup winner just a month ago, spent a night in a cell after failing a breath test during a routine stop in Marylebone, nearby the Premier League’s headquarters. Lloris, who could face potential disciplinary action in addition to a court case, was forced to miss training while he was charged on Friday morning following seven hours in custody.
The World Cup-winning captain admitted his behaviour was ‘completely unacceptable’ in a statement released later in the day.
The incident surrounding the senior Spurs star disrupted Mauricio Pochettino’s preparations for Tottenham’s trip to Manchester United on Bank Holiday Monday. He could be stripped of captaincy but is expected to travel for game on Monday.
The 31-year-old father of two was taken to Charing Cross police station where he was put in a cell after fingerprints and a DNA swab were taken.
Away from the pitch, the family man is rarely seen in the limelight. Lloris is married to his childhood sweetheart Marine and lives in a gated property close to North London’s exclusive Bishop’s Avenue.
Dressed in a black shirt over a white T-shirt and ripped designer jeans, he gave no comment to reporters as he returned home on foot at 11am.
Tottenham have yet to comment on the incident. The former Nice player has been at the club since 2012, making 254 appearances.