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Son of actor Ryan O'Neal gets 16 months in prison

The Associated Press, Friday, February 3, 2012, 4:21pm (PST)
  • SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A San Diego judge has sentenced the son of actor Ryan O'Neal to 16 months in prison for his involvement in a drug-fueled, head-on car crash last year that left another driver injured.

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    Griffin O'Neal had faced up to four years in state prison at his sentencing Friday.

    O'Neal pleaded guilty to two felony charges of driving under the influence and possession of a firearm by a felon. He was on probation for a 2007 when the crash occurred in August. Prosecutors say he tested positive for several drugs at the time.

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    O'Neal missed his sentencing hearing last month. His lawyer Heather Boxeth has said O'Neal relapsed by drinking alcohol after five years of sobriety and was in rehab.

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