Women's Soccer Star Abby Wambach Apologizes to Fans After DUI Arrest

Women's Soccer Star Abby Wambach Apologizes to Fans After DUI Arrest (Booking photo)

Four-time Women's World Cup player and two-time Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach was arrested Saturday in Portalnd, Oregon and charged with DUI. 

The 35-year-old, who retired in October after a widely publicized appearance at the White House following her team's 2015 World Cup win, publicly responded to the arrest on Sunday.

"Last night I was arrested for DUII in Portland after dinner at a friend's house," the Olympian wrote in a Facebook post. "Those that know me, know that I have always demanded excellence from myself. I have let myself and others down.'

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Wambach continued:

"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."

In a statement from the Portland PD, officers said Wambach was initially pulled over after running a red light.

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Police say she failed a field sobriety test before being handcuffed and taken to a station, where police say she failed a breathalyzer.

Throughout the process, officers said the athlete was "polite and cooperative throughout the investigation."

Wambach was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of DUI. According to jail records, she was released on her own recognizance after processing. 

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