Ethan Couch, the teen who made headlines two years ago when he was sentenced to probation for a drunk-driving crash that killed four, has been detained along with his mother in Mexico several weeks after he allegedly violated his probation, sources tell CNN.
Couch, 18, and his mother were reportedly found near the resort town of Puerto Vallarta. He is wanted in Tarrant County, Texas, for leaving the country and not checking in with his probation officer. After video surfaced that allegedly showed Couch at a party with alcohol present, in violation of his probation, authorities say he disappeared in early December, and they believe his mother assisted him.
During Couch's trial, a psychologist said because his parents were wealthy and never set any limits, the then-16-year-old suffered from "affluenza." Prosecutors asked that Couch be sentenced to 20 years in prison, but the judge gave him probation instead. He is expected to soon be turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service.
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