It’s a headline that most sports fans probably never thought they’d read, but Abby Wambach is in trouble with the law.
The retired U.S. soccer star was arrested early Sunday in Portland, Ore., on a driving under the influence charge, per ESPN.com. Wambach was charged with misdemeanor DUI at 2:02 a.m. local time, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
Wambach was pulled over at 11:05 p.m. local time after failing to stop at a red light and was taken to Portland Central Precinct after failing a field sobriety test. She also failed a breath test at the precinct but soon was released after being “polite and cooperative” with police.
Wambach, 35, announced her retirement on Oct. 27, 2015, a few months after the United States women’s national team won the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Wambach has appeared in four World Cups, is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and leads all of men’s and women’s soccer in international goals scored with 184.
Thumbnail photo via Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports Images
Thumbnail photo via United States of America forward Abby Wambach salutes fans as she walks off the field following her final appearance with the team following a game against the China PR in the final game of the World Cup Victory Tour that took place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. China PR defeated United States of America 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
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