SPOKANE, Wash. Ambassador Ryan Crocker, one of the most decorated State Department diplomats in the last half century, was arrested on August 14 by the Washington State Patrol for hit-and-run and DUI in Spokane Valley.
A Spokane native, Crocker, 63, was arrested at the intersection of Sprague Ave. and Pines Road at 2:05 p.m. on August 14 by a WSP trooper. According to the State Patrol, Crocker was in a left hand lane on Pines turning onto Sprague when he tried to turn right, crossed two lanes of traffic and clipped a semi, damaging the passenger side of the 2009 Ford Mustang he was driving.
The driver of the semi was uninjured.
An eyewitness to the incident followed Crocker and forwarded information about it on to authorities.
Crocker was pulled over, taken into custody and transported to the Spokane Valley Precinct where he received a sobriety test. He had a .16 BAC ….MORE