Abby Wambach, the former star of the U.S. women’s soccer team, was arrested on a DUI charge over the weekend.

Abby Wambach Arrested

Wambach was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning in Portland, Ore. Driving a 2014 Range Rover, Wambach was pulled over by Portland police after she failed to stop at a stop light. When police saw signs that the former athlete was under the influence of alcohol, she was asked to perform field sobriety tests, which she failed. Wambach also failed a breathalyzer test.

Throughout the investigation, police said that Wambach was “polite and cooperative,” according to USA Today.

After news broke of her arrest, Wambach took to Facebook to take responsibility and to offer an apology to those that she had let down.


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“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,” Wambach 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.”

Wambach retired from the U.S. national team last year following the squad’s win at the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Over the course of her career, Wambach made 255 national team appearances and scored 184 goals, making her U.S.’s all-time leading scorer.

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