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Drunk driver gets 8 years for 2009 crash that killed 3

A 23-year-old Toronto man has been handed an eight-year jail term for a crash that killed three people in October 2009.

Roman Luskin was sentenced Monday at a Toronto courthouse after he pleaded guilty to charges that include impaired driving and three counts of criminal negligence causing death.

His BMW was going more than three times the 60 km/h speed limit when it slammed into a minivan on Finch Avenue West near Tobermory Drive.

The impact tore the van in two, killing three women and seriously injuring two others.

Following the sentencing, Luskin’s lawyer Jennifer Penman said her client was devastated.

“As he said when he did give his statement, he lost his father when he was five to a drunk driver, and he had something taken away from him…for the rest of his life, and now he’s done that to someone else.”

The victims’ family left court Monday without commenting on the eight-year sentence.

Luskin has been in custody since the crash and with credit for time served, he’ll be out after three years and two months.