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The news this week in women’s football was the arrest in Georgia of the successful former American goalkeeper Hope Solo while allegedly driving while intoxicated drunk and with two children aboard your car.
A video has now been revealed confirming that Solo, 41, is indeed driving under the influence of alcohol and that she represented a danger to her two children who were with her in the vehicle.
“Can you open the door for me? Are you okay?” She is heard saying to one of the police officers, to which the retired soccer player replies: “I’m taking a nap.”
The Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office reported that a judge gave Hope Solo a 24-month suspended sentence and another active for 30 days, however, from the latter a credit was activated for the time he was in a rehabilitation center recently.
Finally, the penalty was the payment of a $2,500 fine and a $600 fee for the cost of lab tests. You will also have to undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete all treatment recommended by the authorities.
This is not the first time this has happened. In the past, she was only charged with misdemeanor child abuse and resisting a public official, both of which were voluntarily dismissed, her attorney Chris Clifton said.
Hope Solo asks to be forgiven and vows to change
Although this is not your first episode of law violation, Hope Solo asked to be forgiven and made it clear that he does what is best for the well-being of his two children:
“This is easily the worst mistake of my life. I underestimated what a destructive part of my life alcohol had become (…) Difficult lessons are learned quickly. Learning these lessons has been difficult and very painful.”
The glory of the US women’s team also highlighted her role as a mother and at the same time her husband, Jerramy Stevens, as a father of their two children in recent years, mainly during the pandemic.