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Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris arrested for drink driving

By Adam McKendry

Tottenham Hotspur and France captain Hugo Lloris was arrested in the early hours of this morning after failing a roadside breathalyser test.

The 31-year old was stopped by police at 2:20am in Gloucester Place in central London where he failed the test, leading to his arrest.

Lloris was taken to Charing Cross police station where he spent seven hours in a jail cell before being charged with drink driving and released on bail.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: "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."

The goalkeeper later apologised, saying: "It is completely unacceptable, I take full responsibility for my actions and it is not the example I wish to set."

Lloris' arrest comes just three days before he and his Tottenham team-mates will travel to Manchester United for a huge Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Monday night.

The former Nice stopper has long been a highly respected player and has made over 200 appearances for Spurs, as well as being part of the France side that won the World Cup in Russia over the summer.

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