According to a report filed by AM 980 Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly was arrested on Monday for being impaired while driving his truck into a Tim Hortons and fleeing the scene. Here’s how the report describes the bizarre event.
According to Middlesex County OPP, a green Chevrolet pickup struck struck a commercial building on Richmond St. last Thursday morning (July 9) just after 4:00am. An employee of the Lucan Tim Hortons confirmed to AM980 that there had been a motor vehicle incident, but was unaware of the driver’s identity.
After the collision, police say a suspect drove the vehicle southbound on Saintsbury Line, before abandoning it and travelling by foot with another, unnamed, male occupant.
The vehicle was located on Harold Court, while both occupants were found on Main Street.
Police determined that the the driver had been drinking alcohol. He was arrested, transported to an OPP detachment for breath testing, then released on a promise to appear.
If it’s true, what a dumb, dangerous thing for O’Reilly to be doing. He just received a contract extension worth more than $50 million dollars, and you’re telling me he couldn’t have called a cab or hired a private driver? This isn’t a great start considering he hasn’t even played a game for the Sabres.
O’Reilly deactivated his Twitter account on Monday, which was the same day of his arrest. That doesn’t seem to be a coincidence. The report says O’Reilly will answer his impaired charges on August 20th.