No crash charges for ex-Commerce Secretary John Bryson
- 3 July 2012
- From the section US & Canada
A former US cabinet minister investigated over a hit-and-run over three crashes in California will not face charges, prosecutors have said.
John Bryson, 68, said he had suffered a seizure and resigned from his post as commerce secretary on 21 June, days after being found slumped at the wheel of his car.
The ex-utilities boss said his health issues could distract him from his job.
At the time, police said drugs or alcohol were not involved.
Investigating the incidents, they said that on 9 June Mr Bryson hit a car that had stopped for a train in San Gabriel, near Los Angeles.
He got out of the car and spoke to the passengers, but hit the car for a second time as he was driving away.
He hit another car a few minutes later, before he was found unconscious and alone at the wheel.
Before he was appointed as Secretary of Commerce, Mr Bryson was the head of Edison International, a US utilities company, and has served on the boards of Boeing and Disney.