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'Affluenza teen' arrested for probation violation

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Posted at 2:54 PM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 15:55:02-05

TARRANT COUNTY, TX — Ethan Couch is accused of violating his probation.

Court records show the "affluenza teen" violated his probation more than a year after he was released from jail, according to WFAA.

He was booked into the Tarrant County Jail Thursday morning. He is being held without bail.

A psychologist at trial blamed “affluenza,” or acting irresponsibly due to wealth, for the actions of Couch’s son, Ethan Couch, in a 2013 North Texas drunken-driving accident that killed four people.

In the accident, nine other people were injured. One victim was left paralyzed.

There were several conditions when he was released from jail. He had to wear a GPS monitor, adhere to a 9 p.m. curfew and submit to regular alcohol and drug testing.

Couch was originally sentenced to 10 years but probation, but then he and his mother fled to Mexico. They were arrested a month after being on the run.