According to The Seattle Times, retired World Cup soccer champion Amy Wambach was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence.
Portland police Sgt. Peter Simpson said Sunday that a sergeant stopped the 35-year-old Saturday night after she reportedly ran a red light in her Range Rover near downtown.
Photo courtesy of Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office retrieved from http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/retired-world-cup-champion-abby-wambach-arrest-for-dui/.
Simpson says Wambach failed field-sobriety tests and was arrested. He says she also failed a breath test at the police precinct.
Wambach, who lives in Portland, was booked into Multnomah County Jail early Sunday on a charge of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) — Alcohol. Booking records show she was released Sunday.
She issued a statement on her Facebook page on Sunday morning, writing she was arrested as she was returning home from 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,” she wrote. “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.”
The Portland Police Bureau said Wambach was “polite and cooperative throughout the investigation.”
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