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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

‘Affluenza’ Teen Caught By Authorities In Mexico

Ethan Couch was sentenced to 10 years probation after admitting to driving drunk in a crash that killed four people and injured several others. He fled the country earlier this month, and has been found in Mexico. (Screenshot from WFAA-TV video)

Ethan Couch was sentenced to 10 years probation after admitting to driving drunk in a crash that killed four people and injured several others. He fled the country earlier this month, and has been found in Mexico. (Screenshot from WFAA-TV video)

The manhunt for Ethan Couch, the “affluenza teen,” has ended as he was apprehended in Mexico with his mother on Monday. Couch made headlines across the country two years ago when he avoided jail time for a drunk driving incident that caused four deaths by blaming his family’s affluence for his irresponsibility.

He and his mother disappeared earlier this month after a video appeared that might have shown him violating his parole.

Here & Now’s Robin Young discusses the situation with Stephen Young, a reporter from the Dallas Observer.

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