Tuesday, April 12, 2016

 

Affluenza teen Ethan Couch received $200,000 worth of tax-payer

The Texas teenager who killed four people and injured nine in a drunk driving crash and then avoided jail will appear in court Wednesday after violating his probation when he and his mother went on the run to Mexico in December.

Affluenza teen Ethan Couch turned 19 on Monday and will appear in adult court where he will receive the new conditions of his probation, which could include up to 180 days in jail.

He was initially sentenced to 10 years probation and a year of court-ordered rehab, which it has now been revealed cost taxpayers $200,000  because his parents could not afford to pay.

Couch finished in February 2015 and went on the run just months later in December, shortly after video emerged of him at a party surrounded by alcohol.

He was not allowed to drink as part of his probation.

Ethan Couch's court-ordered rehab as part of his sentence for killing four people in a drunk-driving cash in 2013 cost taxpayers $200,000.

His parents, whose wealth was used as part of his affluenza defense, said they could not afford the rehab and paid just $1,170 a month.

The 10-month program cost approximately $20,000 a month and taxpayers picked up the difference
He completed two additional months of out-patient rehab.

Just months after that he was seen at a party with alcohol and went on the run with his mother to Mexico, violating his probation.

Couch, who turned 19 on Monday, will appear before a judge as an adult on Wednesday to hear the new details of his probation

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