A Premier League star has reportedly been charged with drink-driving after failing a roadside breathalyser test.
According to The Sun, France and Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris was stopped by police at 02:20 in Gloucester Place, close to Baker Street, central London on Friday morning. The 2018 FIFA World Cup winner apparently spent seven hours in custody at Charing Cross police station before being released on bail ahead of a court hearing next month.
The Metropolitan Police has confirmed the charge, and revealed the 31-year-old’s court date.
“A man has been charged following a routine patrol stop in Gloucester Place, W1,” a police spokesperson said, according to The Sun.
“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.”
Despite this, Lloris is expected to be available for Spurs’ match against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday night.