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The Los Angeles district attorney’s office announced Tuesday it will not charge former U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson over a string of car crashes last month.
The office declined to prosecute the case after San Gabriel police reportedly sought felony hit-and-run charges against the ex-official.
But in a document released Tuesday, the district attorney’s office said doctors believed Bryson’s claim that he had suffered a seizure.
“Both treating doctors agree that suspect was suffering from confusion following a seizure and crashed as a result,” the document said. It said Bryson tested positive for a “low” level of Ambien — but that it could not be cited as a factor in the crashes and that Bryson also tested negative for alcohol and controlled substances.
Bryson resigned June 21 after the incident. He claimed he suffered a seizure and that he didn’t want his health to be a distraction from his job.