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Ryan Crocker

U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker introduces Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (not pictured) to staff at the U.S. embassy in Kabul on July 7, 2012. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Ambassador To Iraq, Afghanistan Charged With Drunken Driving

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

08/24/2012

Ambassador Ryan Crocker testifies during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee June 8, 2011 (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Former Ambassador Crocker Arrested in DUI

Former U.S. ambassador Ryan Crocker is facing hit-and-run and drunken driving charges in Washington state after striking a semi-truck 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.

CBS Seattle–08/23/2012