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Drink driving ban for Spurs captain Lloris

By AAP Newswire

Tottenham Hotspur's World Cup-winning goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been fined PS50,000 ($A91,551) and banned from driving for 20 months after drink driving in London.

Lloris admitted being more than twice the drink-drive limit when he was stopped in the early hours by police in central London on August 24.

The 31-year-old Frenchman, who captains the north London side, pleaded guilty to a charge of drink driving when he appeared at Westminster magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Lloris was driving his Porsche during a night out 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.

Prosecutor Henry Fitch said police in an unmarked car spotted Lloris' vehicle driving at 15mph in a 30mph 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.

Defending, David Sonn said Lloris' "spectacular fall from grace was not lost" on the goalkeeper.

The court heard the goalkeeper had been dining in a restaurant and was showered with drinks from fellow diners.

Lloris signed for Spurs from Lyon in 2012, and has made 209 appearances in the Premier League.

He has also won more than 100 international caps and lifted the World Cup during the summer, after France beat Croatia 4-2 in the final.

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