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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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