"Affluenza Teen" Ethan Couch Released from Jail

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03 April, 2018

Ethan Couch, who as a 16-year-old driver drunkenly struck and killed four pedestrians but dodged prison after suggesting at trial that his irresponsibility was a result of his entitled upbringing, walked free Monday after serving nearly two years in a Texas jail on a probation violation.

Couch served almost two years for violating his probation.

You may remember him better from a 2013 case, in which a psychologist testified that he was a victim of "affluenza". Couch's lawyers told ABC News that he would serve six years' probation.

Tarrant County sheriff's spokesman David McClelland said Couch was released today from the county jail near Dallas after serving almost two years for a revoked probation.

A Texas judge ruled Couch, who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck will be moved to adult court, meaning the teen could face jail time for the 2013 wreck that killed four people.

Couch will have a 9pm curfew when he is released and will have to wear a Global Positioning System and alcohol monitor.

If he eventually obtains a conditional license through the DMV, Couch can only operate a vehicle with an ignition interlock device that also has a camera. Shortly after that, a beer pong video surfaced, appearing to show Couch violating his probation by being at a party with alcohol.

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Ethan thought his probation would be revoked because he was drinking, again, underage, so he and his mother headed to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

"From the beginning, Ethan has admitted his conduct, accepted responsibility for his actions, and felt true remorse for the bad consequences of those actions", his legal team said in a statement.

Just last week, she returned to jail after failing a drug test, prosecutors said.

She was booked into the same jail as her son, only days before he was released.

Tonya Couch will go to trial in May over charges of obstructing the apprehension of a felon as well as money laundering, according to The Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Ethan Couch was extradited back to the USA and later sentenced to 720 days in jail for violating the terms of his probation.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving described the two years Couch has spent in jail as "a grave injustice to the victims and their families".


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