The driver was sought by investigators after leaving the scene early Thursday morning.
Const. J.P Vincelette said the 56-year-old phoned Ottawa Police that evening and identified himself.
The 44-year-old motorcycle rider suffered a fatal head injury at the intersection of Woodroffe Avenue and Richmond Rd at approximately 5:20 a.m. on April 16. He passed away from his injuries around 10 a.m. Davis had been driving a tan-coloured Buick Century that Ottawa Police said is likely to have front-end damage.
Davis was held for a show cause hearing and appeared in court on Friday morning.
Failing to stop at the scene of an accident is an indictable offence and could carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
No other charges have been laid at this time.
“The investigation is ongoing,” Vincelette said.