Abby Wambach Admits in Court to Driving Drunk Earlier This Month

Abby Wambach Admits in Court to Driving Drunk Earlier This Month

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Abby Wambach has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants, the Oregon equivalent of a DUI in New York, according to a deputy district attorney in Multnomah County, Oregon.

The charge could be dismissed if the retired soccer star and Pittsford native successfully completes the conditions of a year-long DUII Diversion Program.

Wambach admitted Tuesday that she was behind the wheel April 3 when she was pulled over in Portland, her current hometown. Officers maintained she ran a red light and failed sobriety tests.

As a first-time offender, officials in Oregon say Wambach will have an interlock device in her car. She also has to attend a victim impact panel, and is forbidden to use any alcohol or intoxicants unless prescribed.

According to officials, it was revealed in court that Wambach’s blood-alcohol level was 0.13.

Wambach had previously taken to social media and taken questions from the media to own up to what happened.