Soccer star Abby Wambach arrested in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP modified) — Retired World Cup soccer champion Abby Wambach was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence in Oregon.

Portland police Sgt. Peter Simpson said in a statement Sunday that a sergeant stopped the 35 year-old Saturday night after she reportedly ran a red light in her Range Rover near downtown.

Simpson says Wambach failed field sobriety tests and was arrested. He says she also failed a breath test at the police precinct.

She was booked into Multnomah County Jail early Sunday on investigation of DUII, driving under the influence of intoxicants before being released on her own recognizance. A DUII is the equivalent of a DUI in New York State. Wambach was later released on her own recognizance.

Wambach posted this message to Facebook Sunday afternoon,

Last night I was arrested for DUII in Portland after dinner at a friend’s house.

Those that know me, know that I have always demanded excellence from myself. I have let myself and others down.

I take full responsibility for my actions. This is all on me. I promise that I will do whatever it takes to ensure that my horrible mistake is never repeated.

I am so sorry to my family, friends, fans and those that look to follow a better example.

– Abby

 

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