Former United States soccer star Hope Solo was arrested for DWI and child abuse in North Carolina. She was found passed out behind the wheel of a car with her twins. The charges against her included resisting arrest‚ driving while intoxicated‚ and misdemeanor child abuse. She cannot speak on her own behalf‚ but her family can. She is currently out on bail and is at home with her family. Hope Solo‚ who is married to former NFL player Jerramy Stevens‚ can't comment on the charges‚ but her family says that they are supportive of her case. The two-time Olympic gold medalist says the charges are less than outrageous and looks forward to defending herself in court. However‚ her story is much more sympathetic than the initial accusations would lead one to believe. She was arrested for domestic violence in 2014‚ and her arrest came after a passerby noticed her. According to the police report‚ Hope Solo's nephew attacked her with a broom in January 2015. She used lawful force to defend herself‚ and the charges were reinstated 10 months later. In December 2018‚ the Superior Court of Washington reversed the ruling‚ but the prosecutors appealed the case. In 2018‚ prosecutors dropped the charges after she pleaded not guilty to the two misdemeanor child abuse charges. The family's legal defense team is eagerly waiting to present her case. The news about the former U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper's arrest is causing a stir. The 24-year-old was stopped in a Walmart parking lot and booked on suspicion of DWI‚ resisting arrest‚ and misdemeanor child abuse. She was taken to a local jail‚ processed‚ and then released. The police spokeswoman declined to provide details about the incident‚ but she has a long history of run-ins with the law. Despite the initial charges‚ the former soccer player is being held without bail. Her family and attorneys are trying to defend her from the charges. It is unclear what type of defense Hope Solo will file. The case is extremely complicated‚ and she may not be able to talk to her family. While she's defending herself‚ the case is not in the public's interest. A lawyer's advice is vital. On Monday‚ the two-time U.S. women's national team goalkeeper was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated‚ resisting arrest‚ and misdemeanor child abuse. She was released from jail on bail after a few hours‚ but is still not allowed to speak to the press. She will have to appear in court on June 28 and will be released on her own terms. A lawyer for Hope Solo posted a statement on her Instagram account that she can't speak about the matter.
In the meantime‚ she's released and has been in her family. Meanwhile‚ her attorney‚ Rich Nichols‚ issued a statement on Solo's Instagram page‚ saying that she couldn't talk about the case because she's still under investigation. It is unclear if she will ever be able to talk to her children again. Her arrest is very troubling for her family. She was found passed out behind the wheel of her car and was intoxicated for over an hour. She refused to take a blood test or take a field sobriety test. Her husband‚ Jerramy Stevens‚ reportedly called her mother a coward after she was stopped by police. The two have since been separated. After the arrest‚ the singer was released from the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center with a written promise to appear in court. She is now being held without bond and will have a court date. The singer's attorneys will be trying to convince the judge to drop the charges. During this time‚ the US soccer legend will continue her fight to protect her children. It's an important decision that will impact her career for a very long time.
#AFPdeportes La exfigura de la selección femenina de fútbol de EEUU, Hope Solo, fue arrestada por cargos de conducir bajo los efectos del alcohol, resistencia a la autoridad y poner en peligro a niños, reportó este viernes la policía local #AFP
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