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?
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.