A Santa Rosa man suspected of abandoning his 12-year-old son to flee a vehicle collision was arrested Monday, Santa Rosa police officials said.
Officers arrested Ryan Marshall Lynn, 43, at his home just before 7:30 a.m. on suspicion of felony child endangerment and hit-and-run, Sgt. Dan Hackett said.
In 1996, Lynn was the driver in a high-speed, drunken driving collision that killed a 15-year-old passenger, records show.
Sunday’s crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. Sunday on Highway 12 near Farmers Lane.
Lynn was trying to turn from northbound Farmers Lane onto eastbound Highway 12 at a “high rate of speed” and lost control of the red 2014 Honda Civic, Hackett said. The Honda traveled across the eastbound lanes of Highway 12, striking and traveling over the center median before entering westbound traffic, where it collided with a gray 2014 Ford Fusion, Hackett said.
Lynn ran from the crash, leaving his 12-year-old son behind, before emergency personnel arrived, according to police. The boy was treated for minor injuries and released into the care of his mother.
Lynn was released from the Sonoma County Jail Monday after posting bond on $50,000 bail, jail records show.
In the 1996 case, Lynn was already on probation for a DUI conviction at the time of the Labor Day weekend crash. Lynn received a 10-year prison sentence following a vehicular manslaughter conviction. He was released from prison in 2003, records show.
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