Ethan Couch, the drunk-driving teen who was only given probation after killing four people because he suffered from “affluenza,” has disappeared after apparently breaking the terms of his probation.
A video recently emerged on social media of Couch apparently playing beer pong at a party, despite not being allowed to drink alcohol. (Couch is the blonde youth clapping like a seal, not the douchebag who throws himself across the table)
— h (@BlondeSpectre) December 2, 2015
After the video came to light, Couch’s probation officer has been unable to make contact with him or his mother. In response, a Texas court has ordered that Couch be arrested. If found guilty of flouting his probation, the 18 year-old would face ten years in prison.
In 2013, then-16-year-old Couch stole beer, drove drunk while three times over the legal limit, and killed four people in a car accident, a crime prosecutors argued should have earned him 25 years in prison. But the sentencing judge let him off with probation after defense lawyers successfully argued that after a consequence-free life of being given everything he wanted by his rich parents, Couch was not fully responsible for his actions.
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