In a move symbolic of Obama’s economic futility, his commerce secretary wasn’t quite content to have merely one hit-and-run accident while in Southern California. So he decided to double down and actually hit the same vehicle before hitting yet another vehicle.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson was cited with felony hit-and-run after causing with two car accidents within minutes of one another in Southern California, a police spokesman told CNN early Monday.
Bryson was cited at an area hospital where he was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries sustained in the accidents, Lt. Ariel Duran of the San Gabriel Police Department said.
The accidents occurred Saturday evening when Bryson, who was driving a Lexus, rear-ended a Buick with three people that was stopped at a railroad crossing in San Gabriel, waiting for a train to pass, police said in a written statement released late Sunday.
“Bryson spoke with the males, then left the scene, hitting the same car again as he left,” the statement said.
The men in the Buick followed Bryson while calling 9-1-1 to report the accident, it said.
Bryson, according to the statement, then drove to the neighboring city of Rosemead where he struck a second car, a Honda Accord, driven by a couple.
Authorities found the commerce secretary “alone and unconscious behind the wheel of his vehicle,” it said.
Supposedly there was no alcohol involved. It’ll be interesting to see what was in his system, if anything.