Drunk-driving charges against O’Reilly dropped after witness fails to identify driver


From the London Free Press:

Buffalo Sabres star Ryan O’Reilly was found not guilty Monday of impaired driving after a crash into a Tim Hortons coffee shop north of London last summer.

The scheduled two-day trial of the 25-year-old NHLer ended following a court break shortly after the proceeding began in a London court, with the crown offering no further evidence than what had been heard.

Outside the courthouse, O’Reilly, of Bluewater, said he was happy to put the ordeal behind him and thanked the Buffalo Sabres hockey team for its support.

The case reportedly turned in O’Reilly’s favor when the Crown’s only identification witness could not identify the driver:

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