WASHINGTON - JANUARY 13: U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson waits for U.S. President Barack Obama to speak about government reform in the East Room of the White House. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES - Prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file criminal charges against former U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson, who was involved in a trio of traffic accidents last month.
San Gabriel police presented evidence to county prosecutors Monday. The district attorney's office announced there will be no charges but didn't give immediate comment about the decision.
Bryson resigned June 21, saying he had suffered a seizure and didn't want his health to be a distraction from his job.
Authorities said Bryson struck a car stopped for a train with his Lexus on June 9 near Los Angeles. He spoke briefly with the three occupants, then hit the car again as he departed, police said. He then rammed into another vehicle with his car a few minutes later.
He was found unconscious in his vehicle.
Bryson had been cited by police for felony hit-and-run.
Bryson is the former head of Edison International, the holding company that owns Southern California Edison, and has served on boards of major corporations, including the Boeing Co. and the Walt Disney Co.
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