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Hope was arrested after being found passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle with her two-year-old twins inside

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A police mugshot of Hope Amelia Stevens (Hope Solo)

A police mugshot of Hope Amelia Stevens (Hope Solo)

A police mugshot of Hope Amelia Stevens (Hope Solo)

RTE bosses have refused to say whether they would consider former pundit Hope Solo for further work at the broadcaster following the ex-US goalkeeper's arrest for drink driving.

Hope, who was found passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle with her two-year-old twins inside, was arrested last Thursday in a shopping centre car park in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The former international was a regular on RTE in 2018 during their World Cup coverage.

But when asked if there was any future role for the 40-year-old, an RTE spokesperson said: "No comment".

Hope was charged with driving while impaired, resisting a public officer and misdemeanour child abuse.

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Hope Solo of the United States looks on during a match between the United States and New Zealand (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)

Hope Solo of the United States looks on during a match between the United States and New Zealand (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)

Hope Solo of the United States looks on during a match between the United States and New Zealand (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)

A police report said the ex-goalkeeper was arrested on Thursday in a shopping centre car park and charged with driving while impaired, resisting a public officer and misdemeanour child abuse.

She has been released from jail and has a court date of June 28, the report said.

According to an arrest warrant, a passer-by noticed Solo passed out behind the steering wheel for more than an hour with the vehicle's engine running and the two children in the back seat.

A responding officer smelled alcohol, and the warrant said Solo refused a sobriety test but a blood sample was taken.

Solo's lawyer Rich Nichols released a statement but did not respond to questions on the charges and said his client would not respond either.

"On the advice of counsel, Hope can't speak about this situation, but she wants everyone to know that her kids are her life, that she was released immediately and is now at home with her family," he said.

Solo was dismissed from the US national soccer team following the 2016 Olympics after calling the Swedish team "cowards" for a defensive display.

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She was suspended for 30 days in early 2015 after she and husband - American football start Jerramy Stevens - were pulled over in a US Soccer-owned van and Stevens was charged with driving under the influence.

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