Griffin O’Neal Sentenced to 16 Months

He has been sentenced to 16 months in state prison

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The oldest son of actor Ryan O'Neal was taken into custody Friday afternoon, according to San Diego Courthouse spokesperson Karen Dalton.

Griffin O'Neal, 47, was sentenced to 16 months in state prison.

He admitted being on drugs when his car veered into oncoming traffic on San Pasqual Valley Road in August, colliding head-on with a van.

O'Neal said he was rushing to help his brother, which resulted in the crash.

On Jan. 13, he failed to show up in court for his sentencing.

Griffin O'Neal appeared in 11 movies between 1976 and 1992, although several were straight-to-video or TV movies.

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