Abby Wambach arrested for DUI

Apr 3, 2016

Soccer star and Rochester, NY native Abby Wambach was arrested late Saturday night  in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Retired soccer athlete Abby Wambach
Credit Portland Police Bureau

Portland Police say Wambach was pulled over for running a red light in a 2014 Range Rover and appeared under the influence. She is charged with a misdemeanor DUI. The 35-year-old former athlete retired from her soccer career in 2015 after helping the US Women's National Team win the World Cup.

On Sunday Wambach took to facebook to offer an apology to her fans and supporters:

"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"