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