WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKOW) -- U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson resigned.
Two weeks ago Bryson was treated for a seizure following a series of minor traffic accidents. He was found unconscious in his Lexus June 9, after the second of two collisions.
The 68 year old took medical leave on June 11. Bryson has been in office since October.
In a letter to the agency today, he said he was resigning to prevent his situation from becoming a distraction to the agency.
The Commerce secretary, whose agency has 47,000 employees and a $7.5 illion budget, drove his car into the rear of stopped vehicle and five minutes later struck another car two miles away. Police had been investigating possible felony hit-and-run charges.
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