Ex-Commerce Secretary Bryson Won’t Be Charged Over Accidents

Tuesday, 03 Jul 2012 09:27 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Former U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson won’t face charges over a pair of traffic accidents on June 9, when he struck two cars in San Gabriel, California, after suffering a seizure.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office declined to file a case, Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the office, said today in an e-mailed statement. There wasn’t enough evidence to prove that Bryson knowingly failed to provide personal information for hit-and-run charges, according to a document provided by the prosecutor’s office.

Blood tests showed Bryson had taken Ambien, a sleeping drug, at the “low end of therapeutic levels,” according to the district attorney’s evaluation. Investigators couldn’t say whether that was a factor in the collisions and there was insufficient evidence to charge Bryson with driving under the influence, according to the evaluation.

Bryson, 68, resigned as Commerce Secretary less than two weeks after the accidents. He was found unconscious behind the wheel of his Lexus after the second of two collisions and was treated for a seizure the same day. Bryson drove off after striking the first car and hit the second car shortly afterward. No serious injuries were reported.

Bryson, the former chief executive officer of Edison International, said in his resignation letter to President Barack Obama that the seizure he suffered June 9 could be a distraction from his performance as secretary.

Jen Friedman, a Commerce Department spokeswoman, declined to comment on the district attorney’s decision.


© Copyright 2014 Bloomberg News. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Gifts-for-Favors Trial Starts Monday for Ex-Gov. McDonnell, Wife

Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 12:22 PM

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his reputation already tarnished and his political future destroyed by a gifts-for-f . . .

Former WWE Champ Catches Suspected Burglar

Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 10:33 AM

A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and s . . .

FBI Found Bomb-Making Cache in Home of Giffords Shooter

Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 07:11 AM

Jared Lee Loughner, who killed six people and shot former Arizona lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords in a 2011 rampage, kept bo . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved