Marco Muzzo has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the Vaughan crash that killed the Neville-Lake children and their grandfather. He also received a 12 year driving ban after the sentence. With time already served, Muzzo will serve 9 years and 4 months in prison.
After the news of his sentence broke online,Facebook and Twitter lit up with people asking for steeper fines and penalties for drinking and driving offences. Comments suggest the penalties are too lenient, a first time offender should get more than a $1000 fine and a licence suspension. Some believe an ignition lock breathalyzer installed by car companies would be the answer.
What would you suggest to get people to stop drinking and driving?
Marco Muzzo, pleaded guilty last month to 4 counts of impaired driving causing death and two counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm.
9 year old Daniel Neville-Lake, his 5 year old brother Harrison, their 2 year old sister Milly and the children’s 65 year old grandfather, Gary Neville, died after the van they were in was hit by an SUV driven by Muzzo.
Prosecutors had asked the judge for a 10 to 12 year sentence and a ban on driving for 8 to 10 years.
The defence argued that an 8 year sentence would be enough.