No human is immune from making mistakes. Even those who are in the public spotlight occasionally slip up and do something wrong. Even professional athletes have been known to get caught in a DUI.
Former professional soccer player Abby Wambach found herself in a bit of trouble earlier this month.
On April 2nd, Wambach was pulled over by police after running a red light in downtown Portland, Oregon. Once she had been pulled over, Wambach failed field sobriety tests. When a breathalyzer was administered, her blood-alcohol content was .13 percent. The legal limit in Oregon is .08%.
After the arrest, Wambach was released on her own recognizance. She took to social media to apologize, stating that she had made a horrible mistake.
On Tuesday, April 12, Wambach made a scheduled appearance in court. She pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants.
Judge Steven A. Todd of Multnomah County Circuit Court sentenced the former Olympian to a year-long diversion program. She is required to undergo drug and alcohol treatment. Wambach will also have to install an ignition interlock device on her vehicle.
Wambach is a 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist and was on the 2015 Women’s World Cup winning U.S. Women’s National team.
Neither Wambach nor her lawyer had any comments on the outcome of the hearing.
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