Obama Administration's Commerce Secretary under investigation for hit and run

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    Jun 11, 2012 10:21 PM GMT
    Is there really any doubt that this guy has been treated differently than if he weren't part of the Administration?

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/231971-report-commerce-chief-investigated-for-hit-and-run-accidents

    Jennifer Friedman, a Commerce spokesperson, said Bryson was taken to the hospital for examination and remained overnight for observations. She said the secretary had returned to Washington after being discharged.

    "The investigation is ongoing," she added.

    A senior official said Bryson was not on department business or in a government vehicle when the accident occurred and was not traveling with a security detail.

    A spokesman from the San Gabriel Police Department said Bryson was cited for a felony hit-and-run after the incident, CNN first reported.

    A police report cited by CNN said Bryson had been driving a Lexus and rear-ended another vehicle which was stopped at a railroad crossing.

    The Obama Commerce secretary allegedly spoke to the occupants in the other vehicle, before leaving the scene, in the process striking the other car again.

    He then allegedly struck a second vehicle driven by a couple in the neighboring city of Rosemead, the police statement said.

    Officers arriving on the scene found him unconscious in his car and he was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
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    Jun 12, 2012 1:53 AM GMT
    This sounds like a classic case of absence seizure or just being postictal. It would have been a simple thing to exchange insurance info (which apparently he said to the guys he was going to do) but instead he drove off. And then, why would he drive further and hit another car? He was clearly not with it.

    BTW, when somebody is unconscious, they are brought to the hospital, not jail.

    The case is being reviewed by the sheriff and will be sent to the DA in the next several days. Charges will probably still be filed. It's not that he's going to flee the country, lol.

    The only surprising thing for me is that he was released so quickly, without further observation.
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    Jun 12, 2012 2:10 AM GMT
    If I ever do a hit and run, this is totally going to be my excuse.
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    Jun 12, 2012 4:44 AM GMT
    smartmoney saidIf I ever do a hit and run, this is totally going to be my excuse.

    If you can fake the classic postictal EEG findings that would be good. In fact some people have absolutely normal EEGs after a seizure, so yeah, go ahead.icon_lol.gif