The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office will not file charges against former U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson, according to a report released Tuesday.
The D.A.'s office had been considering charging Bryson in connection with a series of collisions in the San Gabriel Valley in June.
But the report by Deputy District Attorney Deborah Kass said there was insufficient evidence to charge the former Obama Administration official and Edison International executive with driving under the influence or failing to provide information in a hit-and-run accident.
At the time, Bryson said he had suffered a seizure, which caused him to become disoriented.
The two doctors who treated Bryson after the incident agreed, according to the report, and Kass concluded that "there is insufficient evidence to show knowing failure to provide personal information for hit and run."
The report, obtained by NBC4, also showed that Bryson's blood tested negative for alcohol or illegal drugs, although there was evidence of the sleeping aid Ambien in his system.
A criminologist consulted for the report could not say that the Ambien was a factor in the collisions, Kass wrote.
On June 9, Bryson was driving a Lexus in the 400 block of South San Gabriel Boulevard when he rear-ended a Buick that was waiting for a train to pass.
Bryson stopped briefly and spoke to the three men in the car. He then drove off, hit the Buick a second time and kept driving.
He continued in his Lexus to Rosemead where he reportedly crashed into a different vehicle with two people inside of it near the intersection of San Gabriel Boulevard and Hellman Avenue (map).
Bryson was found alone by officers and unconscious. He resigned two weeks after the incident citing health conditions.