Arrest Warrant Issued For ‘Affluenza’ Teen For Violating His Probation

affluenzaEthan 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)

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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