THE father of road menace Thomas Towle made an extraordinary rant against the Mildura crash victims this morning, saying they had 'no respect for the law'.
Mr Towle railed against those he claimed were demonising his son, including the parents of the six teenagers killed in the crash for which his son was found guilty of dangerous driving.
"Those parents said Tom had no respect for the law. If you take the emotion out of it, those teenagers had no respect for the law."
"They're single parents . . . those kids tend to be more disruptive. I know more about those kids than you do."
...[Thomas] Towle, 36, was found not guilty of culpable driving but guilty of six counts of dangerous driving causing death after he veered into the teenagers at Cardross, near Mildura, two years ago.
Graham Towle, a Pentecostal Christian who believes the end of the world is coming, has "Touched by the road toll" stickers on his car.
He blamed the teenagers, their families, the road conditions, the car suspension and God's vengeance for the carnage.
Mr Towle, who drives B-double trucks and carries a metal-covered Bible with him, credited prayer for his son's escaping conviction on six charges of culpable driving causing death, which carry 20-year maximum sentences.
"Whose fault? Why does a volcano blow up? Why does a plane crash? It's sin!" he said.
Graham Towle, Melbourne Herald Sun 54 Comments
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