Abby Wambach pleads guilty to DUI; will enter diversion program

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Court records show former U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants Tuesday afternoon in a county courtroom in Portland.

The Oregonian reports the plea means Wambach could see her charges dismissed within a year by enrolling in a diversion program available to first-time offenders. A Multnomah County Circuit Court judge also ordered a breathalyzer be installed in Wambach's vehicle and that she undergo drug and alcohol treatment, the Oregonian reported.

Wambach, 35, was arrested April 2 after police said she ran a red light in downtown Portland and failed field sobriety tests. Her blood alcohol content was .13 percent, above Oregon's limit of .08 percent. Wambach was later released on her recognizance and has since apologized publicly.

A two-time Olympic gold medalist, Wambach retired in December.

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