"Affluenza Teen" Scheduled To Be Released From Prison Today

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A 20-year-old man who killed four people after he crashed his truck while drunk as a teenager has been released from jail.

Couch was sentenced to ten years probation and therapy.

During his trial and sentencing, Couch became the subject of global headlines after a psychologist testified that he had "affluenza" - a portmanteau of the words "affluence" and "influenza".

"[Couch] will now serve the remaining six years of his period of community supervision under the terms and conditions imposed by the court", his lawyers, Scott Brown and Reagan Wynn, said in a statement to the news station.

In late 2015, a social media video surfaced of Couch partying, which was a violation of his probation, and he and his mother, Tonya Couch, fled to Mexico to avoid trouble, further proving that he really was raised by a bad family.

Ethan Couch became known as the "Affluenza Teen" after he avoided jail for causing a fatal drink-driving crash in June 2013. His lawyer said that his wealth impaired his ability to gauge what was right and wrong, and the court psychologist said he suffered from a case of "affluenza". Tonya Couch recently had her bond revoked after failing a drug test and is behind bars in the Tarrant County Jail, the sheriff's office said last week.

They were arrested about two weeks later, about 1,200 miles away in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where they had changed their appearances and ditched their identifications.


"From the beginning, Ethan has admitted his conduct, accepted responsibility for his actions, and felt true remorse for the bad consequences of those actions", Couch's lawyers Scott Brown and Reagan Wynn said in a statement to ABC News.

Couch's mother, Tonya, is now awaiting trial on a range of charges, and is being held in the same jail.

Tonya Couch is awaiting trial for hindering the apprehension of a fugitive and money laundering related to taking Ethan to Mexico in 2015 after he violated his probation.

Couch will have a 9pm curfew when he is released and will have to wear a Global Positioning System and alcohol monitor.

She was booked into the same jail as her son, only days before he was released.

Just as Ethan gains some of his freedom, his mother remains jailed.

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