French soccer folks like to look down on the drinking habits of English players, but that doesn't mean Frenchmen are teetotalers. French
international Sidney Govou
had his driver's license confiscated on the spot when he was found to be driving in Lyons at five times over the French alcohol
Govou was arrested in Lyons in the hours after Lyon's 0-0 tie with Marseille, a top-of-the-table clash.
A test showed the striker had 2.6 grams of alcohol per liter of
blood, which is more than five times over the French legal limit of 0.5 grams.
Govou was held until he sobered up, then released on Monday morning.