ESCONDIDO (CBS/AP) — Authorities say Griffin O’Neal, the 46-year-old son of actor Ryan O’Neal, was hospitalized after a traffic collision in San Diego County on Tuesday.

The news comes on the heels of reports that Griffin’s brother, Redmond O’Neal, was jailed in Santa Monica after police allegedly found heroin in his car during a traffic stop.

San Diego police Sgt. David Jennings says Griffin O’Neal was behind the wheel of a car heading east on San Pasqual Valley Road Tuesday afternoon in Escondido when he veered into oncoming traffic and collided with another vehicle.

Jennings says Griffin O’Neal complained of pain and was taken to Palomar Medical Center.

Hospital spokeswoman Bobette Brown says O’Neal he was listed in stable condition Tuesday afternoon and was released later Tuesday.

Jennings did not know the condition of the other driver.

Redmond O’Neal, who has a history of drug convictions and rehabs, was booked Tuesday for a red light infraction, violating felony drug probation and possession of a controlled substance. He is being held without bail.

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Comments (8)
  1. DH says:

    Was he given a sobriety test? What caused him to drive into oncoming traffic? Not a lot of info here.

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