Hit-run driver released from prison

11-07-2018 by admin

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A driver who killed six teenagers in Mildura in a horror hit-run accident in 2006 has beenreleased from prison.

Thomas Towle, 44, was released on Monday morning,less than a year after returning to prison for breaching his parole.

Towle was returned to prison after police raided his Bendigo homein September, last year.

PAROLE BREACH: Thomas Towle, who spent seven-and-a-half years in jail after killing six teens in a hit-and-run incident in 2006, is back behind bars. Picture: Channel Nine News, March 2008

Towle was picked up for failing to comply with hisparole conditions.The Adult Parole Board did not revealat the timehow Towlebreached parole.

Victoria’s Adult Parole Board this week confirmed Towle would be released on parole but did not outline theconditions he would be subject to.

A spokesman for the parole board did not offer reasons for his release, saying only that the boardhad considered the “safety and protection of the community”.

Towle wasjailed for a maximum 10-year term after ploughing into a group of 13 teenagers, killing six, after a birthday celebration near Mildura.

Stevie-Lee Weight, 15, Shane Hirst, 16, Abby Hirst, 17, Cory Dowling, 16, Cassandra Manners, 16, and Josie Calvi, 16, alldied on February 18 a decade ago.

Towle had been speeding and had his sonsitting on his lap at the time of the crash.He fled the scene.

He wasreleased from prison after serving 7½ years but was again placed behind bars last year for breaching his parole conditions.

With The Age and Sunraysia Daily

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