“Affluenza” Teen Violates Probation


DUI charges can have serious repercussions, especially if it involved underage drinking. As one Tarrant County teen discovered in 2013 after being involved in an alcohol-related accident that claimed the lives of four people. The same teen is now being sought by federal and state agencies.

Ethan Couch, the well-known “Affluenza” teen convicted of driving under the influence in an accident that killed 4 people in 2013, has disappeared. His disappearance came after a Twitter video surfaced showing the teen, now 18, playing beer pong.

As a part of his 10 years of probation, Couch was not to consume alcohol or drive. If it is indeed Couch in the Twitter video, the case could require time in adult jail.

The FBI and Marshals services have joined Tarrant County police in the search for Couch and his mother, whose whereabouts are unknown. Couch’s probation officer notified authorities after she was unable to reach him and he missed a probation appointment.

Along with the FBI and the U.S. Marshals, who will be accessing financial records, phone records, passport records, Tarrant County authorities feel they have a good chance of locating Couch and his mother.

Authorities did speak with Couch’s father, who remained adamant that he has not heard from his wife nor son in about two weeks.

The authorities are hopeful that with the resources at their disposal and the power of social media publicity that Couch and his mother will be found soon.

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