Griffin O'Neal Skips Court Sentencing

Griffin O’Neal, 47,was supposed to be sentenced Thursday afternoon

By Sarah Grieco
|  Friday, Jan 13, 2012  |  Updated 8:52 AM CDT
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A $100,000 bench warrant was issued for the oldest son of Ryan O’Neal on Thursday afternoon.

Griffin O’Neal, 47,was supposed to be sentenced Thursday afternoon but failed to show up.

O’Neal had been arrested on New Year’s Eve, but posted bail Thursday morning before skipping his court date.

He had previously admitted to driving after doing drugs. He pleaded guilty back in November to DUI and gun possession charges, after he veered into oncoming traffic while on drugs and hit a van head-on.

His lawyers said at the time of the 2011 crash that he had been on some of the drugs as treatment for his degenerative bone disease and that he was en route to help his brother Redmond, who himself had just been arrested with heroin in his car.

Griffin O'Neal's famous father Ryan was arrested, but released, back in 2006 for assaulting his son.

 

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