Retired women's star Abby Wambach
pleaded guilty Tuesday to the misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) in Multnomah County (Oregon) Circuit Court. The Oregonian reported
that she will enroll in a diversion program for first-time offenders and her
charge could be dismissed in a year if she meets court-ordered conditions.
Wambach was stopped on April 2 in her hometown of Portland, Oregon. The next day, Wambach quickly apologized
. According to Portland police, she failed a a field sobriety test and later a breath test
at the precinct after being pulled over for failing to stop for a red light. She said she was leaving a dinner at a friend's house when she was stopped.
Her attorney, Ben Eder
told the court that a breathalyzer determined his client's blood alcohol content was .13 percent. The legal limit in Oregon is .08 percent.
She must complete a drug and alcohol assessment
and treatment program, install a car breathalyzer device requiring her to be sober to start the car and abstain from drinking alcohol.