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Abby Wambach 100% Sober After DUI Arrest

Congratulations to US soccer professional, Abby Wambach, who happily reports she has been completely sober after her arrest for DUI back in April!  That equals five months of sobriety!  Soon after the DUI arrest, Abby publicly vowed that she would take responsibility for her decision to drive under the influence, and it definitely appears she has done so and is doing well!

Wambach was pulled over on April 2nd by police on the outskirts of Portland Oregon for an incomplete stop at a red light.  She failed DUI field sobriety tests and blew a .13 breathalyzer result, amounting to her DUI arrest.

When released from the police station, Wambach immediately took ownership of her actions and posted this apology 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.
– Abby

A few weeks later while in court, Wambach pled guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants and entered a diversion plan offered to first time DUI offenders.  While under the diversion plan, Abby is required to have a breathalyzer installed on all vehicle she operates and must undergo drug and alcohol treatment.  If she successfully completes the year-long diversion plan, it’s likely the judge will dismiss her DUI charge.

It’s been five months since the DUI arrest, and so far so good for the retired soccer player.  At this point she will only have good news to report to the judge.

TMZ recently caught up with Wambach in LAX.  When asked about her sobriety, Wambach happily told TMZ reporters she was totally sober and that she learned her lesson from the DUI charge, “You learn, you learn… you live and you learn.”

Thanks again Abby for being a great role model even when you make a mistake!  Nobody is perfect, and it’s awesome that you are moving forward from your mistake and trying your best not to repeat it.  We wish you continued success with your case and sobriety.  You Rock!

 

Prescription Drug DUI for Actor Chris Kattan

Monday mornings can be lame, knowing the entire work week lies ahead.  This past monday morning was especially bad for actor Chris Kattan…15 hour red-eye flight home, crashing his car into a DOT vehicle on the freeway, failing DUI field tests, and then being arrested for DUI.  Bad monday!

California highway patrol officers reported they received a call from a source that saw Kattan’s Mercedes swerving across lanes on highway 101.  Moments later, Kattan crashed into a Department of Transportation vehicle that was coned in on the side of the freeway.  Luckily Kattan didn’t hit any of the DOT crewmen working on the freeway and nobody was inside the parked vehicle.

Chris Kattan, well-known for his skits on Saturday Night Live, admitted to law enforcement that he had taken prescription drugs and it had affected his driving, alcohol was not involved!  The Highway Patrol still required Kattan to perform the DUI (driving under the influence) field sobriety tests, of which he failed.  Kattan was quite surprised saying I thought I “passed all the tests.”   Kattan was arrested and charged with DUI of drugs.  Washington State and the State California have the same outlook on DUIs; a charge of DUI of drugs is considered the same offense as DUI of alcohol, penalties remain the same.

Being arrested and charged with a crime can cause a whirl wind of emotions; fear, frustration, humiliation, anger, etc.  Kattan was obviously wrapped up in emotion when he recently tweeted to media, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say it at all.”

Bad monday… good luck with the rest of your week, Chris Kattan, be sure to contact a knowledgeable, experienced DUI attorney, it will take a lot of weight off your shoulders.  Here in Washington State, contact Senior Criminal Defense Attorney, David O, if you have received a drug or alcohol related DUI charge or have been in a DUI related accident, 206-459-6392.

 

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