Tottenham Hotspur captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was arrested in central London on Friday morning and charged with drunken driving after failing a roadside breathalyser test, police said.
Lloris, 31, was stopped at around 2:20 a.m. and was taken to Charing Cross police station, where he was formally charged before being released on bail.
According to the Metropolitan Police, Lloris is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Sept. 11.
The goalkeeper joined Tottenham in 2012 and has started both of their Premier League games this season after winning the World Cup with France.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman 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.”
The news emerged only after Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino hosted his news conference ahead of Spurs’ game away to Manchester United on Monday.
Tottenham 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,” a club spokesperson said.