Hope Solo, former USA goalkeeper, has received a two-year suspended prison sentence for drink driving. She was found passed out at the wheel of her car, engine running, while her 2-year-old twins were in the back seat.
Where Is Hope Solo Now?
Hope Solo, a star for the United States of America in soccer, was found guilty of driving while intoxicated on Monday, four months after she was discovered unconscious behind the wheel of a car in a North Carolina Walmart. The former USWNT goalkeeper entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to 30 days in prison, which she will not have to serve because she already spent a month in treatment, and an additional 23 months suspended. Additionally, a $2,500 fine and $600 in lab fees were imposed on her.
The 40-year-old, who won Olympic gold in 2008 and 2012 as well as the 2015 World Cup, was taken into custody on March 31 after a bystander spotted her dozing off for more than an hour while driving a vehicle with the engine running. She was driving with her 2-year-old twins in the backseat. When a bystander phoned the police, the officer who arrived could smell alcohol on her.
“I underestimated what a destructive part of my life alcohol had become,” Hope Solo, a former star goalie with the U.S. women’s soccer team, wrote in a statement posted to Instagram on Monday. “I made a huge mistake. Easily the worst mistake of my life.” https://t.co/XBCBNcXidt— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 26, 2022
She declined a breathalyzer test, but a blood test conducted under a warrant revealed she was three times the legal limit. Alcohol has become a toxic aspect of Ms. Solo’s life, she admitted in a message posted on Instagram. “I made a terrible error. It was undoubtedly the worst error of my life.