The shocking details surrounding the circumstances Hope Solo‘s DUI arrest have been revealed following her release.
40-year old ex-American soccer player was arrested for driving under the influence in North Carolina on Thursday, March 31st. A report from Winston-Salem Police Department was obtained exclusively by Us Weekly, a passerby noticed Solo had been “passed out behind [the]For over, wheel [one] hour” before her arrest. The engine was apparently running. Authorities allegedly detected alcohol in her breath and noticed that her eyes were turning red when they woke her up.
Solo refused field sobriety tests and was not able to contact a third-party. Solo was arrested immediately after being issued a search warrant to obtain blood samples. UseIt was previously confirmed that Dancing With the StarsThe alum was arrested for impaired driving and resisting arrest. Her 2-year-old twins, Lozen, and Vittorio, were also in the vehicle. She was also charged with resisting arrest and impaired driving.
The Solo: A Memoir of HopeAuthor shares the infants and husband Jerramy Stevens. The retired athlete broke her silence via Instagram after she was released from police custody.
“For those who have reached out showing love and support, thank you. Our family is strong and surrounded with love,” she wrote on Sunday, April 3. “Our kids are strong, intelligent, happy and vibrant, and we are present everyday giving them the best life possible. We will be able to share the facts in due time.”
The Washington native continued: “In the meantime, our kids are enjoying the NC sun, eating popsicles and playing on our property. Although life can be difficult, these are the moments that truly matter. I feel blessed to have this kind of love in my life.”
Rich Nichols, her attorney, previously told Use in a statement: “On the advice of counsel, Hope can’t speak about this situation. But she wants everyone to know that her kids are her life, that she was released immediately and is now at home with her family, that the story is more sympathetic than the initial charges suggest, and that she looks forward to her opportunity to defend these charges.” (UseWe reached out to the police for comment about the additional claims made in the report.
A hearing is scheduled for June 28. Per the police report, the Olympic gold medalist‘s release was contingent on there being “a sober and responsible adult who will take responsibility for the defendant until 11:00am on Friday, April 1, 2022 and upon executing a written promise to appear in court.”
Solo played for the U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team from 2000 to 2016. The former goalkeeper said that she has no regrets about her career, three years after her contract was terminated.
“I will tell you that I am really happy where I am in life, that I fulfilled everything that I wanted to fulfill on the field,” she said in May 2019. “If I would have retired without a World Cup trophy, I think I never would have been able to settle into my new lifestyle. We won the 2015 World Cup and I was awarded a few Golden Gloves and a few golds medals. I hold almost every goalkeeping record. I am not sure there is much more that I could have done.”
Diana Cooper reporting