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U.S Commerce Secretary

Off Hook in Hit-and-Run

Seizure Case

7/3/2012 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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U.S Commerce Secretary John Bryson won't face charges after allegedly crashing into two cars in L.A. last month ... and fleeing the scene -- because the D.A. has rejected his hit-and-run case.

As we previously reported, Bryson was found unconscious in his Lexus after allegedly smashing his Lexus into two cars -- miles apart from each other.

According to the D.A.'s charge evaluation sheet, doctors believe Bryson suffered his seizure following the first accident -- and the disorienting experience caused accident #2.

The D.A. says Bryson's blood tested negative for alcohol and controlled substances, but positive for a low level of Ambien -- too low for a DUI charge.

Bryson had been cited for hit-and-run after he was taken to a nearby hospital following the accidents -- but today, the D.A. rejected the case due to insufficient evidence ... both for hit-and-run and DUI.

Translation: Bryson's in the clear.

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ShrinkWrap    

This is about as disgusting as LiLo getting away with all of her bs.

791 days ago
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parlayer    

they would have found something if it were me.. but no not a friggin "statesman" lying, cheating, leaving the scene, ********.

791 days ago
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obama'saracist    

any one else and they would be charged,but its us against them

791 days ago
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Vernon P. Alarcon    

I'm smelling something fishy here......and a cover-up too.

791 days ago
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charley    

SO NOW EVERYONE THAT DOES A HIT AND RUN CAN CLAIM A SIEZURE ATTACK? THIS IDIOT GOT OFF BECAUSE HE'S A USELESS POLITICAIAN! OK SO THE BASTARD HAD A SEIZURE......THAT MEANS HE'S NOT ALLOWED TO DRIVE ANYMORE!

791 days ago
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Tammy    

I think I agree with this. It looks like the seizure casusd the first accident and the disorientation from it led to the second accident. Hence, this is really not a criminal matter, but a civil matter among him, his insurance company and the victims.

791 days ago
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newyawkahbroad@optonline.net    

It would have been splashed ALL OVER THE NEWS had it been a Republican!!! The White House would have MADE **** UP if it was!!!!!

791 days ago
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awards    

Just Obama working his Change Magic for his people, eh?

791 days ago
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Regina    

whaaaaaaat???? Ambien IS a controlled substance you goof. This is so not right.

791 days ago
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Norman     

Question. Now I am not the brightest light in the room but how does a person get involved in a hit and run and leaves the scene. Does not have any alchol or drugs in his system. yet no charges are filed? he must have known what he did as his judgement was not impaired and the police let him go. is this how appointees of obama are treated? This is a travesty of justice. looks like the justice system only applies to the poor. Time for a new president and cabinet.

791 days ago
11.

Luis    

Not so fast:

House Republicans Step Up BrightSource Probe

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/06/08/house-republicans-step-up-brightsource-probe/

791 days ago
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buzz kill    

No big surprise, he is a liberal DEMONcrat, the laws never apply to them.

791 days ago
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Lydia    

Of course he is! If anyone else had a "low level" of Ambien in their system and was involved in a hit-and-run, they would face charges. I only hope they suspend his driver's license because of his seizure disorder.

791 days ago
14.

Billy    

The law protects celebrities and politicians when they are the first set of people who should be in Cell Block D

791 days ago
15.

amy    

You are all incredibly ignorant and have zero knowledge of seizures. My mother, at age 66, had a very similar situation. She suffered seizures of the temporal lobe (had never had one in her life) that caused her to get into a minor fender bender followed by massive confusion. Not all seizures are grand mal with 20 minutes of shaking, etc. Temporal lobe seizures involve about 15 seconds of actual seizing, followed by word slurring, confusion, etc.

While I know that some famous people get off the hook, we are creating a culture in which no one is allowed to have an actual real medical explanation because we've grown too jaded. Do your research and put your politics aside.

And whoever said he's still driving...where did you get that information? What makes you think that he's still driving. My mother wasn't able to drive for 6 months following her seizures. And I highly doubt that Mr. Bryson is driving right now either.

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