Ethan Couch drew national outrage after he was found responsible for a drunk driving accident that killed four people—and he didn’t serve any time in jail.
Officials concluded Couch had been drinking June 15, 2013, before he crashed into a 24-year-old woman with a broken-down vehicle and three people who were helping her.
A judge sentenced the then-16-year-old to 10 years' probation and required him to attend rehab after it was determined he had so-called "affluenza," a side-effect of having too much money and not enough guidance from his parents.
Thanks to a video uploaded and sent out by Twitter user @BlondeSpectre, who tagged the @CityofBurleson and @TarrantCountyDA in the tweet to get their attention, Ethan Couch may be headed to jail yet:
A Texas teen on probation for four counts of intoxication manslaughter may have just gotten himself in more trouble.
A video showing people playing beer pong posted to Twitter this week allegedly features Ethan Couch, the teen whose 2013 "affluenza" defense kept him out of jail after he admitted to crashing into an SUV and killing four people after drinking. Couch's probation states he cannot drive, drink alcohol or use drugs.
Watch as Ethan is the life of the beer pong party:
Authorities are reviewing his probation:
Tarrant County sheriff’s spokesman Terry Grisham said the judge overseeing the case would ultimately have to decide whether or not Couch violated probation and if so, what repercussions he should face.
“He’s allowed due process at every level,” Grisham said. “[Cases] are not prosecuted or revoked or modified based on hearsay or based on a grainy video that we can’t identify someone in.”
And he may be headed to adult court:
The judge is expected to rule on a request from the district attorney’s office to move the case from the juvenile court to an adult court after Couch’s 19th birthday in April, a shift that could affect how the latest allegations play out.
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