Welland man charged in fatal Oakville crash

Welland man charged in fatal Oakville crash
Suspected impaired driver in fatal Lake Ontario crash was Peel paramedic: union
A 22-year-old man facing impaired driving charges in connection with a vehicle plummeting into Lake Ontario in Oakville on Monday, allegedly killing a passenger, has been identified as a Peel paramedic.

We can confirm that the accused in yesterdays Oakville crash into the lake was one our new members, the union representing Peel Regional Paramedic Services said in a tweet on Tuesday.

A 22-year-old man facing impaired driving charges in connection with a vehicle plummeting into Lake Ontario in Oakville on Monday, allegedly killing a passenger, has been identified as a Peel paramedic.

Emergency crews were called to the area of Maple Grove Drive and Lakeshore Road East at around 3 a.m. to investigate a report of a person knocking on doors.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers said they discovered that a vehicle entered the lake after crashing through a metal barrier at the dead end of Maple Grove Drive.

The body of a 27-year-old man, who was a passenger inside the vehicle at the time, was later located by search and rescue teams.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers said they discovered that a vehicle entered the lake after crashing through a metal barrier at the dead end of Maple Grove Drive.

The paramedic, identified by OPSEU 277 as Aaron Dobbs of Welland, has been charged with impaired driving causing death and refusing to provide a breath sample.

The paramedic, identified by OPSEU 277 as Aaron Dobbs of Welland, has been charged with impaired driving causing death and refusing to provide a breath sample.

Our thoughts are with the families of those impacted, the union said. We are unable to comment further as the matter is before the courts.

Emergency crews were called to the area of Maple Grove Drive and Lakeshore Road East at around 3 a.m. to investigate a report of a person knocking on doors.

A man charged with impaired driving offences after a car plunged into Lake Ontario on Monday, leaving a passenger dead, was a new paramedic in Peel Region, the union says.

"We can confirm that the accused in yesterday's Oakville crash into the lake was one of our new members. Our thoughts are with the families of those impacted," the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Local 277, which calls itself the Peel Paramedic Union, said in a tweet on Tuesday.

Halton police’s Marine Unit discovered the body of a 27-year-old Mississauga man shortly after 11 a.m. on Monday, November 5 to the west of Maple Grove Drive., near the former site of Edgemere Estate, a landmark property in Oakville’s “gold coast” of mega-mansions.

The man, 22, is accused of operating the car that drove through a guardrail into Lake Ontario at the end of Maple Grove Drive, past Lakeshore Road East, in Oakville. The vehicle ended up in the water.

We can confirm that the accused in yesterday’s Oakville crash into the lake was one of our new members. Our thoughts are with the families of those impacted. We are unable to comment further as the matter is before the courts. @Peel_Paramedics

The man is charged with impaired driving causing death and refusing to provide a breath sample. He remains in custody and is expected to appear in court on Tuesday for a bail hearing. 

Halton Police were initially called to the area of Maple Grove Drive and Lakeshore Road East just after 3 a.m. that morning to investigate reports someone was knocking on doors.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at about 3:05 a.m. Monday, after police received a report of a person knocking on doors, according to Halton Regional Police. 

Police found the person, who was the male driver, and discovered the crash at the end of a dead-end street. The man told officers that a person was still trapped inside the vehicle.

The body belonged to an adult passenger in the car, Halton Regional Police said. Police would not speculate on how the body got to the location where it was found.

Police divers searched the water for the passenger, but did not find anyone initially. Later, the body of a Mississauga man, 27, was found on the shore near the scene of the crash.

A new Peel Region Paramedic has been charged in a bizarre and deadly incident in which a car crashed into Lake Ontario in Oakville.

"There are no other persons believed to have been occupying the vehicle at the time of the collision," police said in a news release.

Officers found a man in the area and a navy blue Chrysler four-door sedan in the lake at the dead end of Maple Grove.

Any witnesses who have not yet talked to police about the crash are urged to call Halton police's collision reconstruction unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 5065. 

It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges.