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Friday 4 September 2015

O'Neal's son admits drug-driving

Published 23/11/2011

Griffin O'Neal faces up to four years in prison (AP)
Griffin O'Neal faces up to four years in prison (AP)

The son of actor Ryan O'Neal has admitted driving under the influence of drugs following a head-on crash that injured another motorist.

The San Diego Union-Tribune said Griffin O'Neal pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and possession of a firearm by a felon.

He also acknowledged he had a 1992 conviction for shooting into an unoccupied vehicle.

Prosecutors say O'Neal was on drugs on August 2 when he veered into oncoming traffic and collided with another vehicle in San Diego County, California.

Defence lawyer Heather Boxeth said at a previous hearing that her client had been trying to help his half-brother Redmond, who had been arrested on suspicion of heroin possession the same day.

Griffin O'Neal faces up to four years in prison.

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