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Griffin O'Neal, son of Ryan O'Neal, faces domestic-battery charges

January 6, 2012 |  8:46 am

Griffin O'Neal
Griffin O’Neal, son of actor Ryan O’Neal, has been arrested on domestic-battery charges, just as he faces sentencing for a drunken-driving accident in which another driver was injured.

O’Neal, 47, whose sister is actress Tatum O'Neal, was arrested at his suburban San Diego home on New Year’s Eve, police said.

A family member called San Diego County sheriff's deputies to his Ramona home to report someone was drinking excessively. Deputies arrested O’Neal for aggressive behavior toward his wife.

O'Neal is due to be sentenced next week in the August drunken-driving case, to which he has pleaded guilty. In that collision, he was found with cocaine, marijuana, Xanax and amphetamines in his blood, the paper reported.


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Photo: Griffin O'Neal. Credit: Los Angeles Times