'Affluenza' teen jailed in Texas for probation violation

Ethan Couch (Tarrant County Jail)
Ethan Couch (Tarrant County Jail)(KXII)
Published: Jan. 2, 2020 at 4:45 PM CST
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A Texas man who used "affluenza" as a defense at his trial for killing four people while driving drunk was arrested Thursday for a probation violation.

Court records show 22-year-old Ethan Couch was booked into a jail in Fort Worth after he tested positive for the psychoactive compound in marijuana.

Couch's attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Jail records do not indicated that he has a bond.

Couch became know as the "affluenza teen" after a psychologist at his trial said his actions in the 2013 crash were caused by "affluenza," or irresponsibility due to family wealth.

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