Hope Solo arrested for drunk driving, child abuse charges
The Winston-Salem Police Department said in a statement that officers on Thursday arrested Hope Amelia Stevens, or Hope Solo, in the parking lot of a business in the city while she was inside the vehicle with his two children.
Following her arrest, Solo was processed and then released from the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center, according to police.
Due to the pending prosecution, no further information regarding the arrest will be released at this time, police said in a statement.
Rich Nichols, an attorney for Solo, said in a statement emailed to CNN: “On the advice of an attorney, Hope cannot speak about this situation, but she wants everyone to know that her children are her life, that she was released immediately and is now home with her family, that the story is more sympathetic than the initial charges suggested, and that she eagerly awaits the opportunity to defend those charges .”
She added that she will be able to “share the facts in due course”.
“In the meantime, our kids are enjoying the North Carolina sun, eating popsicles and playing on our property,” Solo said. “Life can be tough, but it really is the moments that matter. I feel blessed to have this kind of love in my life.”
This isn’t the first time Solo has been in trouble with the law.