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Commerce Secretary Passes Breathalyzer Test

The U.S Commerce Secretary John Bryson was suspected of a DUI on June 10th, after he was involved in a hit-and-run accident in Los Angeles County. DUIs can be embarrassing, but it is even worse when you are convicted of a DUI and you are in a prominent political position. According to the LA Times, the politician offered to take a breathalyzer test to prove that he was not drinking and driving. He also took a blood test, but the results are not in yet. According to the police captain, authorities suspect that the accident may have been the result of a medical condition.

A Commerce Department spokeswoman says that Bryson suffered a seizure which resulted in the crash. She explained that he was taken to the hospital after the accident for an examination and remained there overnight. He was released the next morning and returned to Washington. At the time of the crash, Bryson did not have any security with him. He was driving his own vehicle, a luxurious Lexus. Though Bryson was cited with a hit-and-run, he was not taken to jail because he needed medical attention. Authorities say that he was cooperative with detectives, so they have ruled our alcohol and drugs as factors in the crash. Witnesses say that Bryson rear-ended a Buick while waiting at railroad tracks, and then briefly got out to talk to the three men inside.

After conversing, he hopped back into his car and drove off, hitting the Buick again in the process. Allegedly, the secretary crashed into a second vehicle not long after, and officers found him unconscious behind the wheel. If you are involved in an accident and accused of drunk driving, it would be best to learn from Bryon's example. If you are innocent, willingly take the blood and breath tests. This will serve as evidence in your favor. If you were charged with a DUI, you will want someone to help. Contact a DWI lawyer at our firm if you are looking for DWI defense in Texas.