Sabres’ O’Reilly charged with drinking and driving

Colorado Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly glances up during warm ups before an NHL hockey game Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

LONDON, ONTARIO (WIVB) — A promising NHL player and new Buffalo Sabres center is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol in Canada.

Police say Ryan O’Reilly, a player who the Sabres recently traded for, ran into a Tim Hortons at around 4:00 a.m. on July 9. O’Reilly is accused of leaving the scene after hitting the building.

After being dispatched, police from Middlesex County utilized witnesses from the scene to piece together the accident. They then arrested and charged 24-year-old Ontario native O’Reilly with driving while ability impaired and failure to remain at the scene.

In a report from the scene, police described the crashed vehicle as a green Chevrolet pickup truck. O’Reilly recently sent out a photo of the pickup truck from his Instagram account. O’Reilly’s Twitter account, however, recently disappeared.

Police released O’Reilly on appearance tickets. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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