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U.S. Commerce Secretary Cited For Felony Hit-And-Run In SoCal Crashes

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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 January 13, 2012 in Washington, DC.  Obama is asking Congress for consolidation authority to merge government agencies into smaller single entities starting with those centering around business and trade.  (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

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 January 13, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama is asking Congress for consolidation authority to merge government agencies into smaller single entities starting with those centering around business and trade. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Commerce Department says Secretary John Bryson suffered a seizure in connection with two traffic accidents in the Los Angeles area that left him injured and unconscious.

The Commerce Department says Bryson was taken to the hospital for examination and remained overnight for observation. He was released and returned to Washington.

The department says an investigation is ongoing.

Bryson was cited for a felony hit-and-run tied to two Los Angeles-area traffic crashes on Saturday, though he has not been formally charged.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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