Ryan O'Reilly was arrested July 9, 2015. ©2016, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Impaired driving charge against Sabres’ Ryan O’Reilly dropped

The impaired driving case against Buffalo Sabres center Ryan O’Reilly was dropped by the Crown this morning shortly after his trial began, according to the London Free Press.

The only identification witness couldn’t place O’Reilly at the Tim Hortons the Ontario Provincial Police said he fled after driving his pickup into on July 9, 2015, according to the paper.

Following the alleged incident, O’Reilly, 25, was arrested and charged with impaired driving and leaving the scene of an accident in Lucan, Ont.

He had signed the biggest contract in Sabres history – a seven-year, $52.5 million extension – days earlier.

One thought on “Impaired driving charge against Sabres’ Ryan O’Reilly dropped”

  1. Everyone knows he did it. His truck was there. I could see if it could not be proven that he was intoxicated, but not being able to prove that he did it seems like a technicality.
    I hope he was financially responsible for all of the damage.

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