Former Ambassador Ryan Crocker Charged with DUI Hit & Run

The veteran diplomat, who filled top slots in Iraq and Afghanistan, plead not guilty

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Former U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker is facing hit-and-run and drunken-driving charges in Washington state after striking a semitruck when he tried to make a right turn from the left lane, authorities said Thursday.

The 63-year-old Spokane native registered a .160 blood alcohol content — twice the legal limit — and a .152 in successive breath tests when was arrested Aug. 14 in Spokane Valley, Washington State Patrol Trooper Troy Briggs said.