SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Ryan Crocker, the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, plead guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge of reckless driving in connection with a drunken driving accident in Spokane Valley this summer.
The Spokesman-Review reported the 63-year-old retired diplomat entered the plea bargain Wednesday in Spokane County District Court.
He originally faced a drunken driving charge after colliding with a semi-truck at a Spokane Valley intersection on Aug. 14, then driving away as a witness tailed him. No injuries were reported in the collision.
Crocker apologized for his actions and said it will not happen again.
As part of the sentence, Crocker's driver's license will be suspended for 30 days and he must pay a $1,000 fine. He may also have to pay to fix damage to the truck.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:25:07 GMT
UPDATE: A male driver has serious injuries, the other driver, who's a female, has life threatening injuries.>>
UPDATE: A male driver has serious injuries, the other driver, who's a female, has life threatening injuries. Authorities tell our Katie Steiner that the female was driving in the wrong-direction in the southbound lanes on Hwy. 195 when she collided with a male driver. GET THE IDENTITIES OF THOSE INVOLVED INSIDE>>> >>
Deputies and firefighters responded to a car crash in Spokane Valley Monday afternoon near the intersection of 4th and Blake. Deputies say the SUV was heading south on Blake when it was struck by another car, causing it to flip onto its top in a nearby yard. One person was able to get out of the SUV, but the driver had to be pulled out through the rear lift gate. Injuries appear to be minor. >>