Things do not look good for Secretary of Commerce John Bryson, who has been cited for felony hit-and-run after causing two accidents in southern California:
Bryson, who was driving a Lexus, rear-ended a Buick that was stopped at a railroad crossing in San Gabriel, police said Sunday in a statement.
“Bryson spoke with the males, then left the scene, hitting the same car again as he left,” the statement said.
The men in the Buick followed Bryson while calling 911 to report the accident, it said.
Bryson then drove to the neighboring city of Rosemead. where he hit a second car, according to authorities.
Police say that “At this point in time, there is no indication that alcohol or drugs played a role in the collisions.” But while alcohol or drugs would be the obvious, and immediately criminal explanations for Bryson’s behavior, if those explanations aren’t present you have to wonder what was wrong with him—a thorough neurological exam would seem to be a good idea here.
And that’s not even talking about all the things wrong with the United States Cabinet secretary in charge of promoting economic growth driving a Lexus.
CNN adds that Bryson was observed overnight, released, and given medication to treat the seizure.