LONDON, NNC - World Cup winning captain Hugo Lloris was banned from driving for 20 months and fined after found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol.
The 31-year-old Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper claimed to have exceeded the 35 micrograms alcohol limit in England and Wales when he was stopped by police in central London last month.
Lloris, who won the World Cup with France in July, was fined 50,000 pounds by the Westminster court.
Prosecutor Henry Fitch said police found Lloris driving cruising his car at 15-mph (24 km/h) on a 30-mph (48 km/h) zone.
The trial heard that Lloris swerved his car "towards parked vehicles" before correcting himself and went through a red light.
David Sonn, his defense attorney, said this is due to Lloris' own mistakes.
"On July 15 he was arguably the proudest man on the planet [having captained France to the World Cup victory]," Sonn told BBC on Wednesday, Sept 12.
"Just 40 days later, he was arrested. He experienced the indignity of being handcuffed and put in a police station overnight."
Judge Amanda Barron said it was "a pure luck" that Lloris "did not cause damage to other vehicles or pedestrians."
Meanwhile, Tottenham said it would take care of the Lloris issue internally. Tottenham reportedly will impose a fine of 250,000 poundsterling (IDR 4.8 billion) to Lloris.