Commerce Secretary charged with felony hit and run. Should he be fired as commerce secretary?
SAN GABRIEL, Calif. -- U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson was cited
for felony hit-and-run following two Los Angeles-area traffic crashes
that left him injured and unconscious, police said Monday.
Bryson, 68, was treated at a hospital for injuries following the
crashes around 5 p.m. PDT Saturday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's
department and the San Gabriel Police Department said in a joint
"Secretary Bryson was involved in a traffic accident over
the weekend," the Commerce Department said Monday. "He was taken to the
hospital for examination and has been released. He has sustained no
injuries and the investigation is ongoing."
Bryson is facing felony hit-and-run charges, San Gabriel Police spokesman Lt. Ariel Duran said.
The secretary was driving alone in a Lexus on a major street in San
Gabriel when he allegedly struck the rear end of a vehicle occupied by
three males that had been stopped for a passing train.
He spoke briefly with the occupants and then hit their car again as
he departed, the officials said. The three followed him while calling
"We did cite him for felony hit-and-run," Duran said. "Later the case
(will be) submitted to the DA's office which will make a determination
on what they are going to charge him with.
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