According to a series of tweets from London Free Press reporter Jane Sims, the case against Ryan O’Reilly from last summer’s impaired driving incident has been dropped, due to “no reasonable prospect of conviction.”
O’Reilly was charged with impaired driving and failure to remain at the scene when he crashed his truck into a Tim Hortons in London, Ontario on July 9th of last year. The Buffalo Sabres forward had recently signed a seven-year contract extension worth $52.5 million dollars.
No word on whether the league will hand out additional discipline to the center, but for now O’Reilly can start to put the incident behind him. The Sabres hope that nothing else comes of it, as O’Reilly played exceptionally well for them last season, scoring 21 goals and 60 points in 71 games.