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Commerce Secretary John Bryson accused in hit-and-run crashes
LA Times ^ | June 11, 2012 | Andrew Blankstein

Posted on 06/11/2012 2:16:03 AM PDT by No One Special

Authorities are investigating a series of traffic collisions in the San Gabriel Valley involving U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson, authorities said Saturday.

Bryson was found unconscious in his vehicle and has been hospitalized, officials said.

Bryson was driving a Lexus in the 400 block of South San Gabriel Boulevard shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, when he allegedly rear-ended a Buick as it was waiting for a train to pass, according to a statement released by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and the San Gabriel Police Department.

After briefly stopping to talk to the three men inside the Buick, Bryson left the location in the Lexus and then struck the Buick a second time, authorities said. The men followed Bryson's car and called 911 to ask for police assistance.

Bryson continued to drive his Lexus into Rosemead, which is patrolled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. There, he allegedly crashed into a second vehicle near the intersection of San Gabriel Boulevard and Hellman Avenue.

There authorities found him alone and unconscious behind the wheel of his car.

Bryson was treated at the scene by Los Angeles County firefighters. Authorities said drugs or alcohol do not appear to have played a role in the crash. They said Bryson was cooperative. He was cited for felony hit and run but was not booked into jail because he had been admitted to the hospital. His condition was not known.

According to his official biography, Bryson was chairman of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison for 18 years until 2008.

"Throughout a distinguished career in which he's led nonprofits, government agencies and large companies, he's been a fierce proponent of alternative energy," President Obama said in announcing Bryson's nomination last year.

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Just totally wierd.
1 posted on 06/11/2012 2:16:12 AM PDT by No One Special
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Likely some kind of drug medication involved. Could have been something like a low sugar level even.


2 posted on 06/11/2012 2:19:20 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: No One Special

Likely some kind of drug medication involved. Could have been something like a low sugar level even.


3 posted on 06/11/2012 2:19:35 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

Didn’t think of that. Sounds probable.


4 posted on 06/11/2012 2:24:41 AM PDT by No One Special
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To: No One Special

There, he allegedly crashed into a second vehicle near the intersection of San Gabriel Boulevard and Hellman Avenue.


Well at least he’s not into venture capital or private equity.


5 posted on 06/11/2012 2:26:56 AM PDT by OwenKellogg
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To: No One Special
Except for Treasury, State and Defense—most of the actions performed by the other Cabinet offices are dictated by Obama’s Constitutionally unconfirmed Commissar Czars.

Idle hands are the Devil's playground including Demon Rum.

6 posted on 06/11/2012 2:46:17 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Political Correctness forces people to say one thing and vote another.")
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To: No One Special; pepsionice

Maybe he’ll roll out the Twinkie Defense.

Why are Dem Commerce Secretaries so odd ? Wasn’t Clinton’s killed in a small plane crash after soliciting bribes from corporations to accompany him on trade missions ?

Maybe this is the Obama version of Arkanside for underlings who know too much. Drug or poison him and expect him to die in a car crash.


7 posted on 06/11/2012 2:48:18 AM PDT by Kellis91789 (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.)
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To: No One Special

If I were the doctors, I would check for Earwigs...


8 posted on 06/11/2012 2:50:32 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: No One Special

I expect him to blame it on the problems he inherited from the Bush administration.


9 posted on 06/11/2012 2:53:11 AM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Earwig you say?


10 posted on 06/11/2012 2:55:21 AM PDT by No One Special
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To: pepsionice

I would say you’re probably right on with your assessment. They are quick to say it’s not drugs or alcohol suspected, so that makes me think there was something they could clearly tell was physiologically based. Maybe even perhaps some kind of a stroke or seizure? Like you said though - low blood sugar/insulin overdose, etc.. could be a possibility as well.

It will be interesting to hear what the *official* story is.


11 posted on 06/11/2012 2:56:00 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
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weird.....it’s hitting the same buick trice that doesn’t compute to a medical problem.


12 posted on 06/11/2012 2:56:47 AM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: No One Special
Wow, more accidents in one night than Linsey Lohan.
13 posted on 06/11/2012 2:57:05 AM PDT by Hiryusan
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To: Kellis91789
You mean Commerce Secretary Ron Brown—an old Clinton crony.

Clinton transferred the regulatory control of our top secret defense technologies to Commerce after he put buddy Ron in charge and then Ron allowed our most advanced and sensitive secrets, like missile guidance systems and the miniaturization of nuclear warheads to be sold to the Red Chinese—while at the same time HUGE campaign contributions from China were flowing in Clinton's campaign coffers.

He did die in a plane crash in the Balkans just in time to miss his subpoenaed appearance before the Oversight Committees—some said his body was found in the wreckage with a large bullet hole in the top of his skull.

Hard to believe but the current White House makes THAT crooked administration look like a home for over virtuous nuns.

14 posted on 06/11/2012 3:01:28 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Political Correctness forces people to say one thing and vote another.")
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To: LibertyRocks

A high level govt official manages not to get tested for booze after multiple hit and run accidents? Yeah I buy it.


15 posted on 06/11/2012 3:05:21 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: No One Special

Maybe the security leaks are coming from him and Obama had to get rid of him like Ron Brown.


16 posted on 06/11/2012 3:06:31 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Romney - not Obama - not a Conservative - not a real Christian)
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To: No One Special

Bryson was just following his radical Socialist calling and redistributing his Lexus to the occupants of the lowly Buick.

BTW, look up Bryson. He is an extreme leftist scumbag with ties to Bill Ayers, Van Jones, et al. He’s an ultra-envirokook who wants to get rid of ALL carbon based energy sources (at least those that don’t power his Lexus, I guess).


17 posted on 06/11/2012 3:06:38 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: driftdiver

Well, I’m sure they’ll release the 911 tapes made by the people in the Buick - or at least that SHOULD be standard protocol. The people in the buick spoke to him for a few minutes, and if anything they should have been able to detect if he was drunk. If he has a known medical condition or an emergency ID bracelet perhaps that pointed to exactly what was wrong with the guy.

They’ll have plenty of blood to test at the hospital, that’s for sure. If the guy was unconscious as they stated when they found him, then their first instinct probably was not to do a field sobriety or breathalyzer test.


18 posted on 06/11/2012 3:13:11 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: No One Special
Authorities said drugs or alcohol do not appear to have played a role in the crash.

Could the Ministry of Truth media name which "authority" told them that or did they just make it up? Since the word Republican isn't in the title or every 5th word, and the word Democrat appears nowhere, that means he's a Democrat.

19 posted on 06/11/2012 3:19:24 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: hoosiermama

I’m thinking since he hit the car the first time from behind while waiting for a train, perhaps he hit them again from behind at a different stop sign - or perhaps hit their car trying to go around theirs after the train passed.

I’m not trying to defend the guy - just trying to think of possibilities because it is extremely strange. At least he’s been charged with a Felony. That SHOULD end his career pretty quickly.

*Conspiracy Note* - Maybe it IS a *medical problem*, but not his... :) LOL Obamacare IS a matter of commerce (acc. to the Dems), perhaps getting rid of Bryson is one of those *contingencies* they were talking about if SCOTUS knocks it down?


20 posted on 06/11/2012 3:19:34 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: OwenKellogg

Just a real world job creator! Think of the folks who will be employed to clean up after his messes...watch for more of this innovative activity as the election nears...:))


21 posted on 06/11/2012 3:24:58 AM PDT by jennings2004 (President Hayes, Mount Rushmore, telephone, Dear Leader...what a mix!)
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To: OwenKellogg
"near the intersection of San Gabriel Boulevard and Hellman Avenue."

West of the Rockies that should be 'Best Foods Avenue.'

22 posted on 06/11/2012 3:28:54 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: No One Special
Authorities said drugs or alcohol do not appear to have played a role in the crash.

And they can make this statement because the tox screen that takes hours and days has already been made?

23 posted on 06/11/2012 3:35:14 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (OxBAMA!!'s name is all caps as sarcasm to indicate a lack of respect, as he does not deserve it)
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To: No One Special

I wonder if CNN’s Jack Cafferty reported on this incident? Jack is said to be an expert on hit-and-run accidents.


24 posted on 06/11/2012 3:37:56 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: No One Special

The economy made him sick.


25 posted on 06/11/2012 3:40:54 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: No One Special

stroke?


26 posted on 06/11/2012 3:51:35 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: No One Special

Sounds like Ambien again.

Anyway, hopefully the felony charge sticks and this clown’s career ends. I remember when Southern California Edison (the biggest electric utility in Southern California) chose him, given his history as an ‘environmental lawyer’. People that live there are paying through the teeth for power, in no small part due to him.


27 posted on 06/11/2012 4:05:22 AM PDT by BobL
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The Private Sector is doing just fine!

Changing the subject.....

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28 posted on 06/11/2012 4:10:42 AM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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To: No One Special

...strange, but the media (NYT, LA Times, and Washington Post) is actually reporting this on their web pages.

Maybe this is simply the Administration’s way of removing him from office?


29 posted on 06/11/2012 4:11:44 AM PDT by BobL
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To: No One Special

They have been instructed to cover up this DWI.


30 posted on 06/11/2012 4:15:02 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Kellis91789

It is a coincidence, but today I was thinking over the John Wheeler case - so very strange - and as far as I know, no real explanation was ever given. He was wandering around disoriented, which seems similar to this.


31 posted on 06/11/2012 4:22:23 AM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: No One Special

The article says he was a founder of the National Resources Defense Council, so he’s a colleague of Robert Kennedy Jr.

I’m not sure intoxication is needed for these people to feel entitled, and do weird things when they have to interact with the little people. They’re intoxicated with themselves.


32 posted on 06/11/2012 4:29:54 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: wayoverontheright

if he wasn’t diabetic Friday, he will be today.

it’ll be his new found condition he never knew he had.


33 posted on 06/11/2012 4:38:07 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: No One Special

Really weird indeed...left the scene and then hit the same car again? How in the world?


34 posted on 06/11/2012 4:50:12 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: billorites

“West of the Rockies that should be ‘Best Foods Avenue.’

LOL! That mayo thread WAS a lot of fun!

But, sigh, now it’s monday, back to the hard work of trying to keep up with the nincompoops of the Obama administration.


35 posted on 06/11/2012 4:55:56 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: LibertyRocks
“It will be interesting to hear what the *official* story is.”

____

The official story will be bullsh!t as usual.

36 posted on 06/11/2012 5:31:07 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: pepsionice

Or a stroke, maybe a slow bleed.


37 posted on 06/11/2012 5:31:38 AM PDT by Jedidah
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Authorities said drugs or alcohol do not appear to have played a role in the crash.

Amazing how quickly they can determine that. It takes months for toxicology results to come back on people like Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse, even though we know the both of them abused drugs and alcohol. Yet if it's somebody in the Obama Administration, they can tell us right away that drugs and alcohol had nothing to do with it.

38 posted on 06/11/2012 5:32:10 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: No One Special

Narcolepsy?


39 posted on 06/11/2012 5:41:41 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: No One Special

So he hits one car, tries to run, then hits the same car a second time, then flees again, hits a second unrelated vehicle with so much force he’s knocked out. And our wonderful law enforcement officers don’t arrest him, or test him for alcohol or drugs. Two sets of rules, one for serfs one for lords.


40 posted on 06/11/2012 5:48:51 AM PDT by LambSlave
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To: Happy Rain
"Hard to believe but the current White House makes THAT crooked traitorous administration look like a home for over virtuous nuns retired medal of honor awardees."
41 posted on 06/11/2012 5:49:49 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: No One Special

He just wants to be like his hero, Teddy Kennedy.


42 posted on 06/11/2012 5:56:13 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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Oops....they made sure to say he was found alone.....something fishy here.


43 posted on 06/11/2012 5:59:30 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: No One Special

He knows too much.


44 posted on 06/11/2012 6:06:58 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: No One Special

Authorities said drugs or alcohol do not appear to have played a role in the crash.
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Well, for his sake, from a legal standpoint, that’s good news. But, possibly not good news from a medical standpoint. Must be something like a mini-stroke or something.


45 posted on 06/11/2012 6:07:37 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: pepsionice

Was he the only one in the vehicle?


46 posted on 06/11/2012 6:14:12 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Kellis91789

or hypnosis


47 posted on 06/11/2012 6:19:39 AM PDT by abigail2
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To: No One Special
Dana Perino was on "Fox & Friends" this morning and said she recently asked the others on "The Five" if they could name the Secretary of Commerce, and none of them could.

At least it wasn't Bill Bryson--he needs to be safe and sound to keep writing books.

48 posted on 06/11/2012 6:21:25 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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He would have done no damage to either car if he drove a Smart Car. In fact, he would not have been able to drive away after the first hit.


49 posted on 06/11/2012 6:22:29 AM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Kellis91789

or hypnosis


50 posted on 06/11/2012 6:22:49 AM PDT by abigail2
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