Hope Solo Arrested for Driving Under Influence With Kids in Car

U.S. women’s soccer player Hope SoloAfter being arrested for driving under the influence, he was taken into custody on Thursday, March 31.

Us WeeklyIt has been confirmed that Solo, a former athlete, was taken into police custody in Winston-Salem. Solo was taken to the Forsyth County Jail for processing after being booked by authorities for impaired driving (DWI), resisting arrest, and other charges. Solo was then released.

The Washington native shares Lozen and Vittorio, their 2-year-old twins, with their husband Jerramy Stevens. Police say Solo’s two children were in the vehicle at the time of her arrest. She was charged with misdemeanor child cruelty.

This isn’t the first time the Dancing With the StarsAn alumna has fallen into serious financial trouble. In 2015, she was suspended from the national soccer team after making “a poor decision” during training camp in California. Then-coach Jill Ellis announced in a statement, adding, “We feel at this time it is best for her to step away from the team.”

Solo’s suspension came shortly after her husband, now 42, was arrested for a DUI of his own. Solo was not charged as the goalkeeper was in the passenger seat.

Hope Solo, Jerramy Stevens and their children Lozen (and Vittorio)
Hope Solo/Instagram

Two years earlier, the Solo: A Memoir of HopeAuthor was charged with two misdemeanor counts for assault in fourth degree against her sister (allegedly while intoxicated) and nephew (allegedly). The city of Kirkland, Washington, dropped the charges in 2018 after ruling that the incident was “unlikely to recur.”

For more than fifteen years, Solo was a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, participating in multiple FIFA World Cup competitions and winning two Olympic gold medals. In August 2016, her contract was terminated after she called the Swedish soccer team “a bunch of cowards” during an outburst at the Rio Olympics.

“For 17 years, I dedicated my life to the U.S. Women’s National Team and did the job of a pro athlete the only way I knew how — with passion, tenacity, an unrelenting commitment to be the best goalkeeper in the world, not just for my country, but to elevate the sport for the next generation of female athletes,” the former Seattle Sounders athlete wrote in a Twitter statement at the time. “In those commitments, I have never wavered. And with so much more to give, I am saddened by the Federation’s decision to terminate my contract.”

Solo’s comment came after Sweden defeated the U.S. in the Olympic quarterfinals. “I could not be the player I am without being the person I am, even when I haven’t made the best choices or said the right things,” she continued in her statement. “My entire career, I have only wanted the best for this team, for the players and the women’s game and I will continue to pursue these causes with the same unrelenting passion with which I play the game.”

The Keeping ScoreStevens married star in November 2012. They welcomed their twins March 2020.

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