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Abby Wambach arrested for DUII in Portland

Everyone makes mistakes from time to time. Whether it's a simple lapse in judgment or a criminal offense, people need to know that mistakes happen and that the mistake does not change who they are as a person. Drunk driving is a mistake that can happen to literally anyone. People can get behind the wheel after not realizing how much they have had to drink. When this happens, people can face driving under the influence charges in Oregon.

Recently, Abby Wambach was arrested on DUII charges in Portland. Wambach rose to fame while playing professional soccer with the U.S. team in the 2003 Women's World Cup and won a gold medal with the U.S. Olympic team during the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Despite her fame, Wambach was still arrested and charged with DUII after allegedly running a red light near downtown Portland. Police claim that she failed field sobriety tests after showing signs of intoxication when she was stopped. Since her release from jail, Wambach has entered a not guilty plea for the DUII charge. She has also said that the full story will come out at some point.

Even when police believe that an individual is driving under the influence of alcohol, that person has the right to be treated as innocent until proven guilty. Police must follow it series of important steps in order to arrest and charge a person with drunk driving in Oregon.

If the steps are not followed that person's constitutional rights may have been violated. If a person's rights are violated during a DUI or DUII arrest, that person may have criminal defense options available. It is important for individuals to understand their legal rights and these criminal defense options when facing drunk driving charges.

Source: The Daily W, "Abby Wambach pleads not guilty to DUI charge," April 5, 2016

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