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Abby Wambach Arrested For DUI

Photo via Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office
Photo via Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

Last night, according to Portland, Ore. police, Abby Wambach was arrested after running a red light and subsequently failing a field sobriety test. She then failed a breathalyzer test at the central precinct, was booked, and was later released on her own recognizance. From a release, which can be read in full here:

On Saturday April 2, 2016, at 11:05 p.m., a Central Precinct sergeant stopped a 2014 Range Rover at Southwest 14th Avenue and Yamhill Street after observing the driver fail to stop for a red light at Southwest 13th Avenue and Taylor Street.

The sergeant contacted the driver, 35-year-old Mary Abigail “Abby” Wambach, and observed signs that she was under the influence of alcohol.

A Traffic Division officer responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. Wambach failed field sobriety tests and, based on the test failure and other indicators of impairment, arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) - Alcohol.

Wambach was handcuffed and transported by police to Central Precinct in Downtown Portland for a breath test, which she failed.

Wambach was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of DUII. According to jail records, she was released on her own recognizance after processing. Wambach was polite and cooperative throughout the investigation.


Update: Wambach has released a statement on Facebook:

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

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