A chronically dangerous driver will be sentenced this afternoon in Surrey provincial court in connection with a 2008 hit-and-run crash that killed a Surrey couple and badly injured their daughter.
Judge Reg Harris is expected to sentence Ravinder Singh Binning, 29, at 1: 30 p.m.
Thursday after Binning pleaded guilty to two counts of dangerous driving causing death, one count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm and fleeing from the scene of the crash.
Whalley resident Dilbag Badh, 61, and his wife Bakshish Badh, 60, were killed on July 12, 2008, in the 8500-block of 128th Street in Newton, while driving home from their daughter Rupi's engagement party.
Binning's Acura TL rear-ended their BMW at high speed while he was apparently racing with another car.
The Badhs' BMW slammed into a telephone pole while the Acura slid on its roof for 100 metres or so before Binning bailed out. The victims' other daughter, Varinder Badh, was badly injured but survived.
Devastated family members read out their victim impact statements during Tuesday's sentencing hearing, in which the Crown argued for a prison term of at least five years and lifetime driving ban. The defence argued for a cumulative sentence of roughly three years.
Binning already has 13 Motor Vehicle Act convictions and 16 driving prohibitions under his belt. He was in court last December to plead guilty to impaired driving, obstructing police and fleeing from police in relation to an incident that happened eight months after the crash that killed the Badhs.
Binning received a suspended sentence, 16 months probation, an 18-month driving prohibition and a $2,300 fine in that case.