Halton Regional Police say a 22-year-old man has been charged with impaired driving causing death after a man’s body was pulled from Lake Ontario in Oakville where a vehicle entered the water on Monday.
Police said they responded to the area around 3 a.m. near Maple Grove Drive and Lakeshore Road East to investigate a report of a person knocking on doors.
After arriving on scene, police said the officers located a man and discovered a collision had occurred that resulted in a vehicle entering Lake Ontario from a dead-end street.
Authorities confirmed Monday afternoon that a 27-year-old Mississauga man’s body recovered from the water was a passenger in the vehicle. Police said they don’t believe any other person was inside the car.
Police said Aaron Dobbs, an Oakville resident, was arrested and charged with impaired driving causing death and refusing to provide a breath sample.
Dobbs is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday for a bail hearing.
In a statement released Monday evening, officers didn’t release the identity of the victim.
Police and paramedics sources told Global News that Dobbs was recently hired as a paramedic with Peel Regional Paramedic Services.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 905-825-4747 ext. 5065.
— With files from Jeremy Cohn