Soccer Champ Abby Wambach Arrested For DUII

by Emily Krauser 4:44 PM PDT, April 03, 2016
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Abby Wambach was arrested on charges of DUII in Portland, Oregon, Saturday evening.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office confirmed to ET that the retired United States soccer champ was charged with a misdemeanor DUII and released a few hours later on her own recognizance.

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The two-time Olympic gold medalist (full name: Mary Abigail Wambach) was pulled over by Portland Police just after 11 p.m. after an officer saw drive through a red light. She then failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) -- Alcohol.

She was handcuffed and brought to the Central Precinct in downtown Portland, where she failed a breath test and was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on DUII.

Photo: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

"Wambach was polite and cooperative throughout the investigation," the Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

Wambach, 35, later apologized to fans via Facebook.

"Last night I was arrested for DUII in Portland after dinner at a friend's house," she explained. "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," she continued. "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."

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Wambach was part of the U.S. Women's team that beat Japan 5-2 in the World Cup Finals last year. She announced plans to retire in October, three months after the epic match, and played her final game in December.

Relive Wambach's team's big win in the video below.