Soccer star Abby Wambach pleads guilty in DUI case

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This undated photo provided by Multnomah County Sheriff's Office shows retired World Cup soccer champion Abby Wambach. Portland police Sgt. Peter Simpson said in a statement April 3 that Wambach was stopped April 2 in Portland and arrested for investigation of driving under the influence. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office via AP)

PORTLAND — Court records show U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants Tuesday in a county courtroom in Portland.

The Oregonian reports the plea means Wambach could have her charges dismissed within a year by enrolling in a diversion program available to first-time offenders. A Multnomah County Circuit Court judge also ordered a breathalyzer be installed in Wambach’s vehicle and that she undergo drug and alcohol treatment, the Oregonian reported.

The 35-year-old retired soccer player and two-time Olympic gold medalist was arrested April 2 after police said she ran a red light in downtown Portland and failed field sobriety tests. Her blood alcohol content was .13 percent, above Oregon’s limit of .08 percent.

Wambach was later released on her recognizance and has since apologized.