Tottenham Hotspur goal-keeper and captain Hugo Lloris was arrested on Friday morning and charged with drunken driving. A police confirmed he failed a roadside breathalyser test.
Lloris was charged after failing a breathalyser test.
The French goal-keeper was stopped at around 2AM and he was taken to Charing Cross police station. He was formally charged efore being released on bail.
Lloris have to appear on 11th September at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. However, after the incident he apologized releasing a statement on Friday evening.
“I wish to apologise wholeheartedly to my family, the club, my teammates, the manager and all of the supporters. Drink driving is completely unacceptable. I take full responsibility for my actions and it is not the example I wish to set.”
Earlier, a Metropolitan Police statement on his arrest said:
“A man has been charged following a routine patrol stop in Gloucester Place, W1. Hugo Lloris, 31, of East Finchley was charged with drink driving on Friday, 24 August. He has been bailed to return to Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 11 September.”
Just after Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino came to the press conference head of Spurs’ game away to Manchester United on Monday, the incident happened. Tottenham have not commented on Lloris’ availability for the match. But they released a brief statement on the goalkeeper’s arrest.
“The club takes matters such as this extremely seriously and it will be dealt with internally.”
Lloris joined Tottenham in 2012 and has started both of their Premier League games this season. He has also won the World Cup with France this year in Russia.
Meanwhile, It is yet to be decided if Lloris will be dropped for the crucial game against Manchester United or not. If he gets dropped, Michel Vorm is likely to be the man who will replace the skipper.
Saif Ahmed Chowdhury
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