Anyone can make a mistake! U.S. women’s soccer champion, Abby Wambach, recently made a mistake early this month when she was arrested for DUI after having dinner at a friend’s house. She has taken the high road, admitting she made a mistake of deciding to drive under the influence of alcohol and more importantly voiced that she will not do it again, “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.”
Retired soccer forward, Abby Wambach, was heading home late Saturday night, April 2nd, when she was arrested for DUI. According to Portland Oregon police reports, the 35-year old soccer phenomenon ran a red light in her 2014 Range Rover. Police pulled her over and immediately suspected she had been drinking. The police asked Abby to take the DUI field sobriety tests and she did trying to be cooperative.
David O Defense always suggests to respectfully refuse to take the DUI field sobriety tests, because they are voluntary tests. The tests are very difficult on purpose so that individuals will fail. Even a supreme athlete, such as Abby Wambach, two-time Olympic Soccer gold medalist and six-time winner of soccer athlete of the year, cannot pass the DUI field sobriety tests.
After failing the DUI field sobriety tests Abby was taken to Central Precinct in downtown Portland. There at the station Abby took a breath test, which she also failed. She was later released from the precinct after processing.
Soon after Abby released a remorseful message on her Facebook page;
Last night I was arrested for DUI 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.
The moral of this story is that anyone can make a mistake. Hopefully most can follow Abby Wambach’s example by owning up to their mistake, doing what needs to be done to correct their mistake, and then making sure it doesn’t happen again.
Good luck with your DUI case!