Sabres’ Ryan O’Reilly Arrested For Drunk Driving His Pickup Truck Into A Tim Hortons
For those not familiar with fine Canadian cuisine, Tim Hortons is a kind of combination McDonald's/Dunkin' Donuts that's pretty much the most popular fast food franchise in the Great White North -- kind of a Canadian institution. So when you crash your pickup into one while drunk, it's not only a crime, by a national insult.
Police in Lucan, Ont., say that the Buffalo Sabres' Ryan O'Reilly crashed his pickup truck into a Tim Hortons early Thursday while driving impaired, then abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Yep, just the kind of thing that you or I would do if we had just signed a 7-year, $52.5-million contract two weeks previously.
According to Middlesex County OPP, a green Chevrolet pickup truck struck a commercial building on Richmond St. last Thursday morning (July 9) just after 4 a.m. An employee of the Lucan (Ont.) 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.
O'Reilly, say police, was tested and found to be impaired by alcohol.
O’Reilly will appear in court in London, Ont. to answer to the charges on August 20. O’Reilly posted an image of a green, 1951 Chevrolet truck on his Instagram account in May. He captioned the photo “Got my new truck.”
Following the incident, he deleted his Twitter account. I believe in Canada that's the same as enterting a guilty plea.*
+ = May not be true.
Ryan O'Reilly with the famed "Truck of the Irish" that I've heard so much about.
— Butter Chicken (@MrButterChicken) July 14, 2015
A hockey player driving drunk into a Tim Hortons is probably the most Canadian thing to ever happen. Oh Ryan O'Reilly.
— Erin Tarantino (@erincandy) July 13, 2015
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