Report: Wambach pleads guilty to DUII charge

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.
4 comments about "Report: Wambach pleads guilty to DUII charge".
  1. Doug Lister, April 13, 2016 at 10:47 a.m.

    Is that the norm in Oregon? She blew a .13 and she's going to get off?

  2. Terry Ellis replied, April 13, 2016 at 4:22 p.m.

    That is for first time offense and quite typical. She got no break if that is what you are inferring. And she did not try to deny it. Good for her and I am sure she will be much more careful after the program is over. Go Abby!

  3. Doug Lister replied, April 13, 2016 at 9:43 p.m.

    Terry, are you saying that you are involved in the system in Oregon and you know that? A full 50% over the limit. DUI isn't an accident, it's a choice. I understand that she's showing contrition as she should. But if that's the normal sentence in Oregon, the justice system is pretty weak there. In California, a first time DUI will normally cost over ten grand. I too hope that she's much more careful as she isn't allowed to consume any alcohol. There is no longer any excuse for a first time offense.

  4. Nalin Carney, April 13, 2016 at 1:29 p.m.

    Good Luck Abby ! Stay the course and don't give up.

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