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Ex-U.S. Commerce Secretary

The Crazy Hit-and-Run 911

He 'Just Hit Us and Fled'

7/9/2012 11:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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TMZ has obtained the 911 call placed moments after former U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson allegedly committed a hit-and-run last month ... then suffered a seizure, and crashed his car AGAIN.

It all unfolds during the phone call -- placed by a passenger in the first car Bryson allegedly hit.

The passenger tells the operator, "We have a drunk driver that just hit us and fled. He hit us twice, we're pursuing him now." During the pursuit, the driver says Bryson hit a second car.

After the second accident, 68-year-old Bryson was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was treated and released the following day.

Bryson was cited for hit-and-run in connection with the first accident -- but as we reported, the D.A. rejected the case and no charges were filed.

Despite the passenger calling Bryson a "drunk driver," cops say drugs or alcohol do NOT appear to have been a factor in the accidents. Only minor injuries were reported.

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1.

parlayer    

when your on your way to vote any law can be broken, remember Kennedy's kid, drunk and crash into white house gate or something on his way to vote,

744 days ago
2.

Regina    

I'm glad that every body was okay but is he going to make good for all the damage that was done to both cars???? That's the least he can do, I think.

744 days ago
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buzz kill    

This fu*khead is still driving? What does he have to do kill someone before they take him off the road?

744 days ago
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StoopidHead    

How many times is this going to happen before they finally revoke his license??

You or I do this, we lose our right to drive.

Guess we'll just have to wait until he kills a family in the crosswalk before someone actually fixes this problem.


balls balls balls

744 days ago
5.

Lynda Jones-owings    

No charges filed............excuses, excuses, excuses....................

744 days ago
6.

messygirl    

Why is this story on your site? Not related to entertainment industry. Are you going to just start posting every single story that happens in the world? C'mon...stick to your niche.

744 days ago
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buzz kill    

Hope the next time he just wraps it around a pole and kills himself. The roads will be a little safer for the rest of us. One can only hope.

744 days ago
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steve    

Another example of "too big to fail". The guys was taking drugs when he should not have (while driving), committed hit and run (twice) and he gets a trip to hospital and NO JAIL.

Welcome to US JUST-US.

You and I go to jail, directly to jail and get "tagged" with a DUI. This Government Insider, WALKS.

Wake up America!

744 days ago
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Jay W.     

If Bryson suffers from seizures or he is diagnosed as being epileptic, his license will likely be suspended and or revoked. Guy is lucky nobody was killed.

744 days ago
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Liz    

The guy had a siezure. Geeeze people .. it wasn't expected and it's not his fault. NOW he won't be driving .. but get off his back. It's got nothing to do with politics .. it's got to do with basic human biology and a medical situation that could happen to anyone .. including you people.

744 days ago
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Bridget    

The guy had a seizure. I'm sure they will be taking his license away. And what is with all this blame towards democrats and the administration junk? Even if it isn't true he had a seizure, this isn't a democrat or republican thing. This is a politician thing.


If he was on something, it would have been a DUI. Cops have to hand out DUI's to people every day. He would get fines and classes most likely. So Obama risking helping the guy during an election year doesn't even make sense.

744 days ago
12.

leo    

released the next day. another coverup.

744 days ago
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FresnoBullpup    

I have no problem letting him off if this is a true and previously unknown medical condition that caused the accidents. The problem I have is that I haven't seen anywhere that says his license has been suspended or his isn't driving now. So is he still driving?

744 days ago
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Gunny G    

Another Obama homey gets off scot free. Jesse jackson Jr checking tinto rehab to "dodge" the corruption investigation is yet another one.

www(dot)theantiliberalzone(dot)com

744 days ago
15.

DUDE    

HE CRASHED IN THE CITY OF SAN GABRIEL AND HE WASN'T EVEN ASIAN.

744 days ago
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