The motorist whom ex-U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson in the San Gabriel Valley last month said that the official appeared to be confused, glassy-eyed and unaware during the string of hit-and-run crashes he commited.
The motorist, Rich Sanchez from La Verne, was rear-ened by Bryson whilst waiting for a train to pass.
He said that Bryson got out of his car and asked him what he thought had happened and Sanchez replied that Bryson had just hit him.
Both drivers had agreed to pullover to the side of the road after the train had passed but Bryson, instead, went back inside his car, hit Sanchez’s car again and drove off.
Sanchez and his brother, refusing to let Bryson escape, followed Bryson to San Gabriel Boulevard and contacted 911. When Bryson had struck another car, Sanchez pulled behind Bryson’s car to stop him from leaving the scene again.
Bryson was not filed with any charges by the Los Angeles County prosecutors because there was not enough evidence to prove drinking under the influence. Bryson was positive for a small amount of Ambien, a popular sleeping aid, after he was found last month alone and unconscious in his car. It was concluded by the authorities that the incidents were caused by a seizure that Bryson suffered. He therefore should not face criminal charges with the hit-and-runs he caused.
Both doctors treating Bryson discovered that he suffered confusion after a seizure, thus, crashing his car in result.
“Low end of therapeutic levels” were the results of Bryson’s blood work. Authorities could not pinpoint whether Ambien was a factor of the hit-and-run accidents he caused.
Bryson resigned last month after Commerce Department announced that his seizures caused the crashes. Tests show that he wasn’t drinking at the time of the accidents.
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