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Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris charged with drink driving

France's World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris has been charged with drink-driving after the Tottenham keeper was stopped by police in the early hours of Friday morning. The 31-year-old was reported to have failed a roadside breathalyser test and has been released on bail to appear at Westminster magistrates' court next month.

Tottenham Hotspur and France captain Hugo Lloris has been charged with drink driving, British police said on Friday.

Lloris, who won the World Cup with France last month, was stopped by police in central London in the early hours of Friday.

"A man has been charged following a routine patrol stop in Gloucester Place, W1," Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

"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."

After leading France to their World Cup triumph in Russia in July, Lloris returned to domestic action with Tottenham.

He featured in their opening two Premier League matches as Mauricio Pochettino's side beat Newcastle and Fulham.

Lloris is due to play for Tottenham in their league match at Manchester United on Monday.

The 31-year-old Lloris joined Spurs from Olympique Lyonnais in 2012 and has made 254 appearances for the Premier League club.




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