Wambach was arrested early Sunday morning when the 2014 Range Rover she was driving ran a red light. According to Portland police, it is standard procedure for officers to inquire about past drug use. Ben Eder, her attorney, had no comment after the plea and has not responded to emails from the AP or the Washington Post. Her next court date is April 26.
Wambach issued a brief comment Tuesday on Twitter.
That echoes a Facebook post she wrote Sunday:
Last night I was arrested for DUII 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
Wambach is scheduled to speak April 9 at Georgetown’s OWN It summit, billed as an “undergraduate-run women’s leadership summit that aims to bridge the gap between female leaders of the 21st century and the millennials who admire them.” Jenna Galper, the summit’s press secretary, said in an email to The Post that Wambach still plans to speak at the event and wants to address the DUI incident “head on.”