Hope Solo arrested for DWI; lawyer says 'story is more sympathetic than the initial charges suggest'

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U.S. women’s soccer legend Hope Solo was arrested in North Carolina on a DWI charge Thursday.

Solo was taken into custody in a Walmart parking lot in Winston-Salem and booked into the Forsyth County Jail. 

Hope Solo of the United States prepares for a game against Colombia in the women’s soccer first-round Group G match of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Amazonia Arena Aug. 9, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 
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In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper Hope Solo follows the action during the second half of the NWSL soccer championship match in Portland, Ore.
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Solo played on the U.S. national team from 2000 to 2016, sharing in a World Cup victory in 2015 and winning Olympic gold in 2008 in Beijing and 2012 in London. She was a member of the team when the squad won silver and bronze in the 2011 and 2007 World Cups, respectively.

She left the national team following its 2016 exit from the Rio Olympics. She was suspended by U.S. Soccer for six months following fallout from a match with Sweden.

Former USWNT goalkeeper Hope Solo was arrested in 2014.
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Solo was the 2009 U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year.

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