Former United States football star Hope Solo was found fainting behind the wheel for more than an hour as her two-year-old twins sat in the back seat, police say.
A police report from the scene of the Winston-Salem Walmart Super Center claims that a passerby had noticed Solo, 40, fainted behind the wheel of her car for more than an hour on Thursday as the vehicle’s engine was running and her two-year-old twins were sitting in the back seat.
When police arrived at the scene, the ruling – obtained by CBS 17 – says a responding officer could smell alcohol in her breath.
The ordinance alleges that Solo refused a field sobriety test and her blood was taken instead.
Solo was then arrested at DWI and opposed arrests and allegations of child abuse.
She is due in court again on June 28.
Hope Solo, once known as an icon of women’s soccer and a pillar of Team USA, was arrested Thursday for drunk driving and child abuse. It was the latest in a serious drunk accident
Solo, left, has two twins with former Seattle Seahawks tight-end Jerramy Stevens. They were reportedly in the car with her on Thursday when she was arrested for DWI
A police report claims Solo was found fainting behind the wheel of his car at the Walmart Super Center in Winston-Salem with his two children sitting in the back seat for more than an hour
Winston-Salem police had previously told DailyMail.com in a statement: ‘Officers from the Winston-Salem Police Department arrested Hope Amelia Stevens (Hope Solo) on Thursday, March 31, 2022, in the parking lot of a business located at 3475 Parkway Village Circle in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ‘
‘Ms. Stevens is charged with reduced driving (DWI), resistance to arrest and misdemeanor child abuse, ‘the statement continued.
‘Ms. Stevens had his two children in the vehicle with him at the time of this offense. Ms. Stevens was treated and subsequently released from the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center. ‘
Following the arrest, Solo’s lawyer Rich Nichols issued a statement on her behalf, saying there is more to the story.
‘On the advice of counselors, Hope can not talk about this situation, but she wants everyone to know that her children are her life, that she was released immediately and is now at home with her family, that the story is more sympathetic than the original accusations suggest, and that she looks forward to her opportunity to defend those accusations. ‘
Solo finally broke her silence on Saturday, claiming she would ‘share facts’ about her arrest ‘in good time’.
In a message on her Instagram, Solo thanked those ‘who have reached out and show love and support’ and told his 943,000 followers: ‘Our family is strong and surrounded by love.
Two days after her arrest, Saturday, Solo wrote on Instagram that her family is ‘strong’ and they ‘will be able to share facts in good time’
“Our children are strong, intelligent, happy and alive,” she continued, “and we are present every day and give them the best possible life.
“We will be able to share the facts well in advance,” Solo said of her arrest Thursday. ‘In the meantime, our children are enjoying it [North Carolina] sun, eating ice lollies and playing on the property.
“Life can be hard, but it really is those moments that matter,” Solo concluded his post, adding, “I feel blessed to have this kind of love in my life.”
But this is just the latest controversy the former football star has found himself in.
Solo first caught the world’s attention at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, where her blocking skills helped bring the United States to the finals and eventually beat Brazil, the favorites to win.
In 2011, Solo became an icon of the sport as she played in FIFA’s World Cup for women while recovering from a shoulder injury in which the team suffered an early loss to reach the final.
Despite losing to Japan on penalties, Solo was awarded the Golden Glove Award for her outstanding play.
While preparing for the London Olympics the following year, Solo developed a reputation as a partygoer, and later admitted in 2012 that she was actually drunk during an interview on NBC’s Today Show four years earlier after her first gold medal.
Despite the controversy surrounding her, Solo put in a fantastic performance at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, helping the United States win by stopping almost every goal against them
‘I probably should not tell you this, but we met a bunch of celebrities [prior to appearing on the Today Show in 2008], ‘Solo told ESPN in 2012.’ Vince Vaughn was partying with us. Steve Byrne, the comedian.
“And at one point, we decided to take the party back to the village, so we started talking to the security guards, showing off our gold medals, getting their attention, and sneaking our group through without credentials – which is completely unheard of.
‘I may have sneaked a celebrity back into my room without anyone knowing, and sneaked him out again. But that’s my Olympic secret. When we were done partying, we got out of our beautiful dresses, put on our stadium coats again and at. 7.00 without sleep we went drunk on the Today Show. Needless to say, we went to hell. ‘
She has several previous arrests, including an incident in 2014 in which she allegedly had a physical confrontation with her nephew. However, these accusations were eventually dismissed due to lack of cooperation from the boy, a 17-year-old at 6-foot-9 and his mother, Solo’s half-sister.
In 2014, Solo became a media sensation for all the wrong reasons after she was arrested for assaulting her half-sister and 17-year-old nephew at their home in Seattle, Washington
The year was muddy for Solo after battling a doping controversy and the arrest of her fiancé, Stevens (left), who was taken into custody by police when they found Solo injured. Solo never gave a statement to police about the incident and the couple got married
Solo married former Seattle Seahawks tight-end Jerramy Stevens in 2012. He was arrested just before their wedding for assault investigation after a riot involving Solo, but he was not charged.
She gave birth to the couple’s twins in 2020.
Solo played 202 international matches from 2000-16 and was part of American championship teams at the World Cup for women in 2011 and the Olympics in 2008 and 2012. She was named top goalkeeper at the world championships for women in 2011 and 2015.
Solo received a public warning from the US Anti-Doping Agency in 2012 after she tested positive for the banned drug Canrenone in a urine test.
Solo still played for the U.S. Olympic team that year and won gold in London.
‘I was taking a medicine prescribed by my personal doctor for premenstrual purposes that I did not know contained a diuretic,’ Solo said in a statement in 2012. ‘When I was informed of this, I immediately cooperated with USADA and shared everything with them. should properly conclude that I made an honest mistake and that the medicine did not improve my performance in any way. ‘
The star athlete had gained a reputation as a participant between 2008 and 2012, a precursor to drunken incidents that would lead to two arrests in the coming years
Solo was expected to bring momentum to the Olympics in Rio 2016, but she was eventually strangled against Sweden in the quarterfinals during penalty kicks
Canrenone is classified as a specified substance, so its presence in an athlete’s sample may result in a reduced sanction.
“As someone who believes in pure sport, I am delighted to have worked with USADA to resolve this issue and I look forward to representing my country at the 2012 London Olympics,” she said.
In 2014, Solo was arrested in a suburban home in Seattle, suspected of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew, but her lawyer insisted that Solo herself was a victim of the altercation.
“Hope is not guilty of any crime,” attorney Todd Maybrown told the Associated Press at the time. “In fact, our investigation reveals that Hope was assaulted and injured during this unfortunate incident. We look forward to the opportunity to present the true facts in court and to have this case behind Hope very soon.”
Officers responded to her sister’s home just before noon. 01.00 on June 21, 2014 after receiving a call to the emergency center that a woman in the Kirkland residence was beating people and that she refused to stop or walk, according to police.
They found Solo drunk and upset, then harmed her nephew and her sister and arrested her after talking to those present and establishing that she was the primary aggressor.
In early 2015, while Solo was at a team training camp in Southern California, Stevens was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an American football team car. Solo was with him at the time.
The former Seattle Seahawks tight-end later declared himself out of competition and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and four years probation. Solo was suspended by US Soccer for 30 days.
“Well, I clearly did not think so,” she told ABC in 2015. “I think it was a terrible choice.”
Solo was suspended for six months by the USSF in 2016, and her contract was terminated after she called Sweden ‘a bunch of cowards’ after the country’s quarterfinal victory over the Americans. Solo filed a complaint, which was settled.