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Son of actor Ryan O'Neal a no show for sentencing

Friday, January 13, 2012
Griffin ONeal listens during a news conference Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at the office of his attorney Gloria Allred, in Los Angeles. ONeals girlfriend Joanna Berry suffered injuries to her face and eye after an altercation between ONeal and his father actor Ryan ONeal at the elder ONeals Malibu, Calif., home last weekend. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Griffin O'Neal listens during a news conference Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at the office of his attorney Gloria Allred, in Los Angeles. O'Neal's girlfriend Joanna Berry suffered injuries to her face and eye after an altercation between O'Neal and his father actor Ryan O'Neal at the elder O'Neal's Malibu, Calif., home last weekend. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

A San Diego judge has issued an arrest warrant for Griffin O'Neal after he failed to appear at a sentencing hearing.

U-T San Diego says the son of actor Ryan O'Neal checked himself into a residential rehabilitation facility instead of showing up for Thursday's hearing.

The 47-year-old faces up to four years in prison after pleading guilty to two felony charges of driving under the influence and possession of a firearm by a felon.

O'Neal was involved in a drug-fueled, head-on car accident in San Pasqual Aug. 2 that left another driver injured.

A $100,000 bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

O'Neal's lawyer Heather Boxeth says he relapsed by drinking alcohol after five years of sobriety and argued that going to rehab was a responsible thing to do.

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