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Muzzo expected to plead guilty to drunk driving charges

The man accused of being behind the wheel of the SUV that killed three children and their grandfather last September is due back in court on Thursday.

Marco Muzzo, 29, is expected to plead guilty to charges related to the crash in Vaughan.

The Toronto Sun reports that a recent Supreme Court decision on drunk driving could increase the amount of jail time Muzzo receives.

Legal experts say the court’s ruling has opened the door to judges imposing longer sentences.

Muzzo is facing four counts of drunk driving causing death.

Nine-year-old Daniel Neville-Lake, his five-year-old brother Harrison, their two-year-old sister Milly, and their 65-year-old grandfather Gary Neville died after the van they were in was T-boned by an SUV.

The children’s grandmother and great-grandmother were seriously injured in the crash.

The children’s parents, who’ve attended all of Muzzo’s court hearings to date, said they were “cautiously optimistic” about his intentions to plead guilty because it would allow them to move forward.

With files from The Canadian Press