Abby Wambach: “World Cup Star” Charged With DUI

Abby Wambach: World Cup Star Charged With DUI

Abby Wambach did something very stupid on Saturday night — she was charged with DUI.

Ore., surprisingly joining the list of wholesome celerities that have gotten in trouble with law. The 35-year-old former U.S. National Woman’s Soccer Team captain was pulled over at 11:05 p.m. local time after failing to stop for a red light. After failing a field sobriety test, Wambach was cuffed and taken to Portland’s Central Precinct, where she also failed a breathalyzer test.

Abby Wambach was charged with a misdemeanor DUII (driving under the influence of intoxicants), according to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. She was released on her own recognizance and was described as “polite and cooperative” with police and posted an apology to her fan on her official Facebook page.

“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 Wambach, even though famous and incredibly talented, is still human and makes mistakes just like everyone else.