Not Guilty Plea Entered on Abby Wambach’s Behalf in DUI Case
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Abby Wambach admitted to once trying cocaine and smoking marijuana some 10 years ago, according to court documents connected to her arrest on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants.
Wambach, who won a World Cup with the U.S. national team last summer, was arraigned on Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court. She was not present, but her attorney entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf.
Wambach is scheduled to speak Tuesday night at the University of Kentucky.
She was arrested on Saturday night after running a red light in Portland, Oregon, where she lives, and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) - Alcohol.
Wambach, a two-time Olympic gold medalist who announced her retirement from the national team in December, posted an apology on her Facebook page Sunday and took responsibility for her actions.