‘Affluenza’ teen Ethan Couch tentatively ordered to serve 2 years in jail
TARRANT COUNTY, Texas — A Texas judge ordered Wednesday that “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch spend 720 days in jail — nearly two years — as a condition for his continued probation for a 2013 fatal drunken-driving crash.
However, the judge said he’d give the defense two weeks to make an argument against the order.
“Nothing is set in stone, so I might reconsider,” the judge said in a court hearing in the case in Tarrant County, Texas.
Couch is accused of fleeing to Mexico after using an “affluenza” defense to avoid prison time.