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Duluth man indicted in 2007 car accident

LAWRENCEVILLE — A Duluth man was indicted Wednesday for a 2007 motor vehicle accident during which he was allegedly impaired and left one woman brain dead.

According to the indictment, Scott Michael Rynning was driving on South Rockbridge Road in Stone Mountain on Dec. 1, 2007, reportedly under the influence of alcohol and alprazolam, the generic name for the anxiety medication Xanax.

Cited for failure to maintain lane, Rynning was involved in an accident that caused “organic brain damage” to a female victim, “rendering a member of her body useless, to wit: her brain,” the indictment read.

Rynning was indicted on six charges Wednesday: felony serious injury by vehicle, two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, one count of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, one count of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and failure to maintain lane.

Gwinnett County Jail records show he was arrested on similar charges in May of 2008 before posting $4,700 bond.