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Body recovered, man charged after car plunges into Lake Ontario near Oakville

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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.

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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.

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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

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